ERIC Number: ED461722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Group Training Apprenticeships and Traineeships. Research at a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).; Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
A search of recent research on group training apprenticeships and traineeships in Australia found that group training companies (GTCs) are making a strong contribution to Australia's apprentice and trainee system. Key findings include the following: (1) group training apprentice and trainee numbers doubled over the period of 1995-2000; (2) over the same period, GTCs increased their market share by 1 percent, a considerable achievement in that this occurred during a period of rapid growth in the sector as a whole; (3) host employers serviced by GTCs are overwhelmingly (90 percent) small- or medium-sized businesses; (4) overall, group training apprentices and trainees are more concentrated in the traditional trades than across all areas; (5) GTCs have the largest proportion of teenage apprentices and trainees of all major employer types and account for almost half of school-based apprenticeships; (6) completions in GTCs have grown at a higher rate than among all apprentices and trainees overall; and (7) job outcomes from group training apprenticeships and traineeships are high and comparable with job outcomes from apprenticeships and traineeships in general. The study concludes that group training continues to be subject to emerging pressures as the apprentice and trainee system changes and expands, including the need to diversify to new and emerging occupations, the need to maintain a focus on small- and medium-sized firms, and the need to continue to provide opportunities to different groups in the community. (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Cooperative Education, Developed Nations, Educational Needs, Educational Research, Foreign Countries, Group Experience, Group Instruction, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Implementation, Secondary Education, Small Businesses, Teaching Methods, Trainees, Trainers, Vocational Education, Work Experience Programs
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).; Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia