ERIC Number: ED447351
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Evidence of Skill Shortages in the Electrotechnology Trades.
This report presents evidence regarding skill shortages in the electrotechnology trades in Australia that was gathered by an industry-led working group. The report provides data concerning the following aspects of the problem: (1) the demand for skills in the electrotechnology trades (employment levels, growth, and prospects); (2) the supply of skills to the electrotechnology trades (skills of the existing electrotechnology trades work force; new apprenticeship patterns and trends; training undertaking through nonapprentice pathways; and skills wastage from electrotechnology occupations); and (3) employers' recent experience of skill shortages in the electrotechnology trades. The following are among the main conclusions drawn from the evidence presented: (1) some skill shortages are emerging in Australia's skilled electrotechnology trades; (2) the telecommunications area warrant particular attention; (3) increasing retention in new apprenticeships is as critical an issue as is increasing the numbers of new apprenticeships; (4) stagnation of the number of young people aged 15-24 in the coming years will force employers to look to older individuals to fill new electrotechnology apprenticeships; and (5) increasing the relevance and quality of training for the electrotechnology trades is even more critical than is increasing the numbers of individuals in training. (Twenty-eight tables/figures/boxes and eight references are included.) (MN)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Continuing Education, Demand Occupations, Educational Needs, Educational Trends, Electrical Occupations, Employer Attitudes, Employment Opportunities, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Lifelong Learning, Needs Assessment, Older Workers, On the Job Training, Skill Analysis, Skill Development, Skill Obsolescence, Skilled Occupations, Telecommunications, Trade and Industrial Education, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia