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ERIC Number: ED507190
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Oct
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 10
Participation in Vocational Education and Training to Age 24. LSAY Briefing Number 17
Rothman, Sheldon
Australian Council for Educational Research
The data for this "Briefing" are from the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY). The findings reported here are from three recent LSAY research reports, which are listed at the end of this "Briefing". The cohort comprises young people who were in Year 9 at school in 1995. Data in this "Briefing" have been collected annually to 2005. This "Briefing" concentrates on those who undertook an apprenticeship or traineeship after leaving school, or enrolled for non-apprenticeship study at a technical and further education (TAFE) institution or a private VET provider. This briefing highlights include: (1) More than 40 per cent of young people undertake VET study in the first years after leaving school; (2) Young people who complete VET study have better employment outcomes than those who do no post-school study; (3) VET study is especially helpful for young people who were low achievers at school or who leave school before completing Year 12; and (4) Completion of a VET qualification results in better outcomes compared to non-completion. (Contains 2 figures and 4 tables.) [Funding for this document was provided by the Australian Education Systems Officials Committee (AESOC) through the National Fund for Educational Research.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Australian Council for Educational Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth