ERIC Number: ED450267
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Australian Apprentice & Trainee Statistics: Electrical and Electronics Trades, 1995 to 1999. Australian Vocational Education & Training.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Statistics regarding Australians participating in apprenticeships and traineeships in the electrical and electronics trades in 1995-1999 were reviewed to provide an indication of where skill shortages may be occurring or will likely occur in relation to the following occupations: electrical engineering associate professional; electronics engineering technician; electrical and electronics tradespersons; and electrical and telecommunications trades assistants. The review focused on the following items: commencements, number in training, and completions; age; Australian Qualifications Framework level; geographic region by state/territory; school attendance status; other training; and enrollment figures versus projected employment trends. The following were among the main findings: (1) for all selected electrical and electronics trades together but excluding electrical and telecommunications trades assistants, commencements and numbers in training grew but completions declined from 1995 to 1998; (2) of the specific occupations reviewed within the four occupational categories, two (electronics and office equipment tradespersons and electrical distribution tradespersons) declined; (3) in 1995-1998, electrical and electronics trade commencements increased in every state and territory except Tasmania; and (4) the communications tradespersons occupation category had the highest forecast average annual growth rate (5.4%) and has also experienced one of the greatest growth rates (44.7%) for apprentices and trainees from 1995 to 1998. (Contains 12 tables.) (MN)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Apprenticeships, Comparative Analysis, Economic Climate, Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, Electrical Occupations, Electricians, Electronic Technicians, Electronics, Employment Patterns, Employment Projections, Employment Qualifications, Enrollment Influences, Enrollment Trends, Foreign Countries, Geographic Location, Job Training, Labor Market, Labor Needs, Labor Supply, Occupational Clusters, Occupations, Outcomes of Education, Paraprofessional Personnel, Participation, Postsecondary Education, Rural Areas, Secondary Education, Semiskilled Occupations, Skilled Occupations, Student Certification, Student Characteristics, Tables (Data), Technical Occupations, Telecommunications, Trade and Industrial Education, Trainees, Trend Analysis, Urban Areas, Work Environment
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; Tel: 08 8333 8400, Fax: 08 8331 9211, E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au (Cat No. 413; $10.45 Australian).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia