ERIC Number: ED561217
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
The End of Car Manufacturing in Australia: What Is the Role of Training?
Stanwick, John; Circelli, Michelle; Lu, Tham
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)
The loss of jobs in the automotive manufacturing industry, together with a more general decline of the manufacturing industry in Australia, has implications for the types of skills needed in the labour market. Both of these scenarios affect particular groups of people, such as displaced car workers, but within that category other groups such as older workers or workers in regional areas. Of interest in this piece is the training response to this situation and the factors that need to be taken into account in providing an effective solution to some of the issues arising from the end of car manufacturing in Australia. This paper specifically considers the role of vocational education and training (VET) in any response and in doing so looks at the lessons learnt from two case studies: one local, Mitsubishi Motors Australia Limited, and one from overseas, MG Rover in the United Kingdom. Insights from recent NCVER [National Centre for Vocational Education Research] studies have also informed this paper.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Motor Vehicles, Manufacturing, Manufacturing Industry, Labor Market, Labor Force Development, Training, Vocational Education, Case Studies, Transfer of Training, Trend Analysis, Program Effectiveness, Skill Development
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Australian Government Department of Education and Training
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research
Identifiers - Location: Australia; United Kingdom