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ERIC Number: EJ1089746
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1448-0220
Financial Awareness Education with Apprentices in the Australian Construction Industry: Program Evaluation
Du Plessis, Karin; Green, Emma
International Journal of Training Research, v11 n3 p225-233 2013
A financial awareness education program was implemented with construction industry apprentices in Victoria, Australia. The program included face-to-face delivery of education around a range of financial management issues that apprentices face as they begin their apprenticeship. The paper reports on an evaluation of the program, which included surveys at completion of the presentation, as well as focus group follow-up two months later. Both intended behaviour change and actual behaviour change, including knowledge retention, are noted in the results. The program evaluation highlights factors such as relevance and immediacy of need as crucial to determining appropriate content and successful implementation. The paper concludes by recommending inclusion of financial awareness in vocational education curricula on an ongoing basis, rather than as ad hoc delivered programs, to ensure sustainable knowledge gains and behaviour change outcomes.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia
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