Hanging in there: what makes a difference in the first year of an apprenticeship

Hill, Angela, and Dalley-Trim, Leanne (2008) Hanging in there: what makes a difference in the first year of an apprenticeship. Youth Studies Australia, 27 (1). pp. 36-42.

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A 2006 study of apprentices commencing with a Group Training Organisation in an Australian regional centre identified factors that appear to support apprentices in their first year. The research demonstrates that school subject selection and access to work-related experiences while still at school make an important difference to completion of the first year of an apprenticeship. Critically, however, first-year apprentices also require a supportive home life to offset negative work practices in some industry areas. (Contains 6 tables, 1 figure and 3 notes.)

Item ID: 7273
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1038-2569
Keywords: apprenticeships; training; group training organisation; VET
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Date Deposited: 25 Mar 2010 04:39
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