Trade barriers: to invest, or not to invest, in a trade as a career

Alloway, Nola, Dalley-Trim, Leanne, Patterson, Annette, and Walker, Karen (2006) Trade barriers: to invest, or not to invest, in a trade as a career. International Journal of Training Research, 4 (2). pp. 22-47.

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This paper highlights ongoing concern in Australia about the contested terrain of skills shortages, particularly as they apply to particular trades. The paper reports on a school-based study of student career choice that was undertaken for the federal government to inform its deliberations. Drawing on the study, the paper examines key issues related to students' preparedness, and schools' readiness, to pursue school-based apprenticeships in traditional trades, reflecting the hope of attenuating the much touted gaps in labour supply and avoiding the social and fiscal effects of skills shortages, matters to which the nation has been alerted.

Item ID: 3723
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1448-0220
Keywords: career choice; apprenticeships
Date Deposited: 24 Nov 2009 05:30
FoR Codes: 13 EDUCATION > 1303 Specialist Studies in Education > 130399 Specialist Studies in Education not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 93 EDUCATION AND TRAINING > 9399 Other Education and Training > 939999 Education and Training not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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