ERIC Number: ED391087
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
The Youth Labour Market, SOLOTEC, and Training Credits. Report 277.
Spilsbury, M.; And Others
A study examined the extent to which employers in the United Kingdom (UK) are involved in the youth labor market and in the UK's Training Credits model within the South London Training and Enterprise Council (SOLOTEC) area. Data were collected from the following sources: review of labor market trends; qualitative interviews with 36 employers selected to represent a mix of individuals employing and not employing young people; telephone survey of 250 employers (in 9 occupational areas) with 11 to more than 200 employers; and analysis of future labor market trends. Fewer than half the employers interviewed actually employed any young people in their workplace. One-fourth of those not employing young workers reported preferring older workers, and one-fourth considered their available jobs unsuitable for young people. Most employers were generally content with the quality of young workers. Once young people had gained employment, their prospects for receiving further training were very favorable. Employers were generally aware of and involved with a wide range of government training initiatives. Approximately half of the employers had heard about Training Credits; however, only a small minority were actually involved with the initiative. (Forty-nine tables/figures are included. Appended are an explanation of the shift-share methodology. Contains 27 references.) (MN)
Descriptors: Case Studies, Credits, Education Work Relationship, Educational Needs, Educational Policy, Employer Attitudes, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Foreign Countries, Job Training, Labor Market, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Youth Employment
BEBC Distribution, 15 Albion Close, Parkstone, Poole BH12 3LL, England, United Kingdom (35 British pounds).
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: South London Training and Enterprise Council (England).
Authoring Institution: Sussex Univ., Brighton (England). Inst. for Employment Studies.