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ERIC Number: ED471126
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002-Aug
Pages: 47
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Workplace Training: The Experience of Young Australian Workers. Working Paper.
Long, Michael
Analysis of the workplace training experiences of the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth at age 19 in 2000 (n=7,889, 58% response rate) focused on the 85% of respondents currently employed or employed during the last year. The following elements were studied: participation in training (reasons, outcomes, adequacy); background characteristics (socioeconomic, ethnic/indigenous, disability); education level; and employment (occupation/industry, working hours, status, tenure, earnings). One-quarter received in-house training, over one-third other training, and nearly half had taught themselves. Reasons for training included work changes (36.1%) and new technology (27.7%). For males (45.1%) more than females (38.8%), training resulted in promotion, pay raise, or increased responsibility; most felt their training was transferable to other employment. For males, lower socioeconomic status was associated with less training. Those from non-English backgrounds and workers with disabilities were less likely to participate. The relationship between higher educational qualifications and more training was stronger for males in in-house training. Both shorter and longer tenure was associated with lower training rates. Few relationships were found between background and satisfaction with or adequacy of training. Less satisfaction with training opportunities was associated with higher literacy/numeracy, completion of Year 12, full-time or no study, and lower-skilled occupations. (Contains 32 references and 13 tables.) (SK)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: Monash Univ., Clayton, Victoria (Australia). Centre for the Economics of Education and Training.
Identifiers - Location: Australia