ERIC Number: ED461724
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Survey of Employer Views on Vocational Education and Training. Australian Vocational Education & Training Statistics, 2001. At a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
The 2001 Australian national Survey of Employer Views on Vocational Education and Training (VET) was similar to earlier studies but included more questions about employers' views about recent VET graduate employees. The survey was a sample survey and provides estimates of the results that would be found had all employers in Australia been interviewed. Highlights of the findings of the survey are the following: (1) overall, about 80 percent of employers of recent VET graduates reported being satisfied to very satisfied with VET providers; (2) more than two-thirds of employers of recent VET graduates thought that the VET system is providing graduates with skills appropriate to employers' needs; (3) 84 percent of employers were very, or quite, satisfied with the skills of graduates; (4) 82 percent of employers were very, or quite, satisfied with VET course delivery; (5) about three-quarters of employers of recent VET graduates believe that training pays for itself through increased worker productivity; and (6) the reason most cited by employers for not having VET graduate employees was that VET qualifications are not relevant to their industry. (KC)
Descriptors: College Graduates, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Employer Attitudes, Employment Qualifications, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, National Surveys, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Productivity, Program Effectiveness, Technical Education, Two Year Colleges, Vocational Education, Vocational Followup
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia (Cat no. 669). Tel: 08 8333 8400; Fax: 08 8331 9211; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/cgi-bin/gda.pl?id=2080.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).