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ERIC Number: ED509187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Working Lives Project: A Ten-Year Comparative Analysis of Work Benefit and Skill Trajectories of Trade and Bachelor Graduates. Overview
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
This study compared the work benefit and skill trajectories of a cohort of trade (vocational education) and bachelor (higher education) graduates of RMIT University in the first ten years of their working lives. It found that there are a number of key similarities and differences between the two groups in terms of further learning and occupational characteristics. In particular, both groups had high levels of satisfaction with work-life balance but differed significantly in their patterns of work and engagement in ongoing learning. [This overview is drawn from the stage 1, 2 and 3 reports of the "Working lives project: A ten-year comparative analysis of work benefit and skill trajectories of trade and bachelor graduates" by Heather Fehring and Jeff Malley. Additional funding for this paper was provided by the Department of Education and Early Childhood Development Victoria and the Skilled Group.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: RMIT University (Australia); Australian Research Council.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia