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ERIC Number: ED435028
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 34
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-480-8
Electricity, Gas and Water Supply. Industry Training Monograph No. 4.
Dumbrell, Tom
Australia's electricity, gas, and water supply industry employs only 0.8% of the nation's workers and employment in the industry has declined by nearly 39% in the last decade. This industry is substantially more dependent on the vocational education and training (VET) sector for skilled graduates than is the total Australian labor market. Despite the low numbers of workers, government support for training is relatively high. Employers in this industry were the third highest among all industries in terms of spending on employee training. Employers are quite satisfied with VET provision, and over 81% of students working in the industry received some form of study assistance from employers. VET graduates gave particularly low scores to information on courses, careers, and jobs. (An appendix contains three tables of statistics: national shifts in employment in various industries in Australia; numbers of persons employed in various occupations in the electricity, gas, and water supply industry from 1987-1996; and educational attainment of persons in occupations within the industry.) (KC)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia ($12.95; $9.95 each if 10 or more of the series are purchased.) For full text: . e-mail:
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Australian National Training Authority, Melbourne.
Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).
Identifiers - Location: Australia
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A