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ERIC Number: ED499738
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 44
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 19
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-9211-7037-9
Skill Acquisition and Use across the Life Course: Current Trends, Future Prospects
Martin, Bill
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
People's life pathways are no longer as predictable as they were in the second half of the 20th century. It is no longer as simple as moving from school to work, probably via tertiary education, to living independently, then getting married and starting a family. Changes in how people combine education with life-course transitions will influence when and how people make their skills available to the labour market throughout their lives. The report examines the extent to which people's life-course trajectories are changing and the consequences for the vocational education and training (VET) sector. The report finds that the VET sector is significantly more affected by changing life-course patterns than are universities. (Contains 10 footnotes, 1 figure and 9 tables. A list of skills consortium publications is appended.) [This work has been produced with funding provided through the Australian Department of Education, Science and Training. The author/project team was funded to undertake this research via a grant under the National Vocational Education and Training Research and Evaluation (NVETRE) Program. For Support Document, see ED499739.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia