ERIC Number: EJ1201976
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019
Abstractor: As Provided
An Evaluation of Employment Outcomes Achieved by Transition to Work Service Providers in Sydney, Australia
Xu, Tianxi; Stancliffe, Roger J.
Journal of Intellectual & Developmental Disability, v44 n1 p51-63 2019
Background: Very few studies have evaluated the performance of transition to work (TTW) service providers after the TTW program was implemented in New South Wales, Australia since 2005. This paper examines employment outcomes achieved by 35 TTW service providers in Sydney. Method: Descriptive statistics and chi-square were used to analyse the TTW outcome data. Results: We found that (a) there was a constant growth in the number of TTW program entrants and an overall increase in the employment rate of TTW clients; (b) many TTW service providers in Sydney served fewer than four clients annually on average; and (c) huge differences were evident in the employment outcome performance of individual TTW service providers. Conclusion: The TTW programme in Sydney allowed more school leavers to achieve employment. However, further research is needed to examine the associations between TTW program features and different employment outcomes to build an optimal TTW program.
Descriptors: Transitional Programs, Program Effectiveness, Performance, Employment Level, Correlation, Foreign Countries, Disabilities, Job Skills, Employment Qualifications, High School Graduates
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Australia