ERIC Number: ED467877
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Outcomes and Completions of New Apprenticeships. Research at a Glance.
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).; Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
This publication provides a synopsis of the issues, as identified in recent research reports, relating to non-completion of New Apprenticeships and Traineeships in Australia. Some of the key findings of the research reports are the following: (1) during the mid-1990s, non-completion rates were approximately 45 percent for trainees and between 23-30 percent for apprenticeships; (2) non-completion of apprenticeships and traineeships is at a level similar to workplace mobility in general; (3) completions among traditional trade occupations are high in comparison to other education sectors and rates of labor turnover; (4) more than half of all non-completers in 2000 were engaged in clerical, sales, and service occupations; (5) employment outcomes for New Apprentices are generally good, whether they complete or not; (6) reasons for non-completion tend to be mostly employment-related, although training issues can also influence the likelihood of completion; and (7) non-completions, poorer outcomes, and unsatisfactory employment and training experiences appear to be concentrated within particular groups and occupational areas. Completers were more likely to be male, younger than 19, working in a metropolitan area, completers of Year 12 education, full time, and speakers of English at home. (Contains 16 references.) (KC)
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Differences, Dropout Characteristics, Dropout Rate, Dropout Research, Dropouts, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Labor Turnover, Nontraditional Occupations, On the Job Training, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Design, Program Effectiveness, School Holding Power, Student Attrition, Student Motivation, Trainees, Training Methods, Vocational Education, Withdrawal (Education)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia (Catalog no. 829). Tel: 08-8333-8400; Fax: 08-8331-9211; e-mail: email@example.com; Web site: http://www.ncver.edu.au. For full text: http://www.ncver.edu.au/statistics/aag/outnapp/dr203a.pdf.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).; Australian National Training Authority, Brisbane.
Identifiers - Location: Australia