Findings from a recent Ofsted report suggest that schools are providing poor career-guidance support for young people. So what can be done to change this? A report by Heather Rolfe and colleagues provides recommendations, such as clearer requirements for schools and career advisers and targeting help for those who face disadvantage in the labour . . . → Read More: How to ensure that careers education and guidance works better to meet the needs of all young people – British Politics and Policy at LSE
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This study examines effective models of learner representation and advocacy in vocational education and training (VET) that shape and support the inclusion of the learner voice. The key focus of this study is on whether and how learner representation and advocacy have been implemented in the VET sector, and the degree . . . → Read More: Learner representation and advocacy in VET: final report
We all remember our work experience days – for many of us, our bright eyed and bushy tailed attitude was quickly extinguished after being left to languish in the corner.
But times are changing, and a new program endeavours to leave the old days of work experience firmly in the past.
Businesses are being urged . . . → Read More: Businesses are being urged to reshape work experience
The present paper addresses the phenomenon of student dropout from vocational education in Denmark. It does so by addressing the need to critically discuss the term ‘drop-out’ taking the perspective of students’ own reflections on the topic. The empirical findings indicate that dropout is considered in terms of two very different, but intersecting broad . . . → Read More: An exploration of students’ own explanations about dropout in vocational education in a Danish context – Journal of Vocational Education & Training
In the changing global economy, employability skills increasingly are the focus of vocational education and training institutions. This paper explores the effect of academic disciplines, students’ background characteristics and industry training on the acquisition of employability skills through competency-based training. A significant relationship emerges between academic disciplines and industry training on the acquisition of . . . → Read More: A disciplinary perspective of competency-based training on the acquisition of employability skills – Journal of Vocational Education & Training
Sydney, 19-20 Dec 2013
A two-day national conference bringing together Business Leaders, Government Decision-Makers, NGOs and Education Providers to discuss solutions and strategies to increase the Employment of Marginalised Youth.
Top 5 reasons to attend Investing In Youth Employment!
During the two days, there will be a wealth of new knowledge shared. Our program ensures . . . → Read More: Event – Investing In Youth Employment Conference
Australia’s unemployment rate increased by 0.1% to 5.8% in August 2013 in seasonally adjusted terms. The trend unemployment rate was 5.8%, an increase of less than 0.0 percentage points when calculated using unrounded estimates. The number of unemployed persons increased by 9,400 to 714,100 in August 2013 (seasonally adjusted), while in trend terms the . . . → Read More: Labour Force, Australia, Aug 2013 – Australian Bureau of Statistics
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The UK faces a youth unemployment crisis. More needs to be done to ensure that young people are able to transition smoothly between education and work
The UK has a youth unemployment crisis with more than a million young people currently not in education, work or training. Unemployment . . . → Read More: The missing million: The UK youth unemployment crisis – Policy Network
The Foundation for Young Australians (FYA) has a proud history of producing high quality, substantive and internationally recognised research into the lives of young Australians.
This year’s How Young People are Faring is the 15th edition of this annual series, providing important point-in-time and trend information on the education and training outcomes of young people . . . → Read More: How Young People are Faring 2013 – Foundation for Young Australians
The brief’s key findings are:
Over the past 25 years, the labor force participation of men age 60-74 jumped from 35 percent to 44 percent.At the same time, the educational levels of older workers increased dramatically in both absolute terms and relative to prime-age workers.Better educated workers are healthier and have more opportunities.Indeed, the analysis . . . → Read More: Can Educational Attainment Explain the Rise in Labor Force Participation at Older Ages? – CRR (US)
A German scheme introduced in 2012 allows employees to take ‘family caring time’ and reduce their wages temporarily, but what are the benefits?
It could be cancer treatment, the onset of dementia, or a sudden fall that requires you to change your working pattern to care for a relative. Whilst the reasons for . . . → Read More: The benefits of family caring time – IPPR (UK)
A recent but growing trend in studies of young people’s lives has been to highlight that there is a ‘missing middle’ in the youth studies research agenda. It has been argued that much youth research focuses on either successful or very troubled transitions to adulthood, with the lives of those who might simply be . . . → Read More: Housing transitions of working class young men (UK) – Sociological Research Online
This paper is based on findings from a longitudinal study of 20 young people who have spent significant periods of time categorised as NEET (not in education, employment or training). Drawing on 3 years of ethnographic research conducted across two local authorities in the north of England, it focuses on the lived experience of . . . → Read More: Young people and labour market marginality: findings from a longitudinal ethnographic study – Journal of Youth Studies
The Government’s approach to youth unemployment is failing. There are nearly one million young people unemployed in the UK and since the coalition came into power, the youth unemployment rate has risen from 19.3% to 21.4%.1 Nick Clegg’s £1bn Youth Contract has only managed to deliver 4,690 jobs for young people,2 and David Cameron and . . . → Read More: Tackling youth unemployment (UK) – Fabian Society
Schooling decisions have a complex nature. Building on the theoretical predictions of the human capital investment model and on previous evidence, we study the relationship between prevailing labour market conditions and schooling decisions in three European countries: Italy, Germany and the UK. The paper contributes to the existing literature by explicitly modelling the role . . . → Read More: Effect of labour market conditions on educational choices – Centre for Social Policy