Journal article

Working their way to school completion: a snapshot of School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships for young Australians

Malgorzata Klatt, Kira Clarke, Nicky Dulfer

JOURNAL OF VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING | ROUTLEDGE JOURNALS, TAYLOR & FRANCIS LTD | Published : 2017

Abstract

This paper highlights troubling patterns within the Australian School-based Apprenticeships and Traineeships (SBATs) by analysing statistical data of 21,000 of 15–19 year old apprenticeship/traineeship learners engaged in Vocational Education and Training in School (VETiS). It confirms the alignment of social groups to certain qualification fields and levels and provides a compelling picture of the learner profile of SBAT including the type of occupations and qualifications being undertaken at school level. In a complex policy environment, where VET in Schools has been assigned the important task of preparing ‘workforce job-ready’ students for the ‘high skill and high earning roles our econo..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This work was supported by the Melbourne Graduate School of Education.