Innovative partnerships for youth engagement in education and work

M Klatt, J Polesel, N Dulfer, K Starr, D Blake

NCVER | Published : 2016


In most modern OECD nations, secondary schools are required to form partnerships with a large variety of organisations, ranging from other education and training providers to community groups, businesses and associations. These schools typically manage a large number and various types of relationships with external organisations. These may include Work Placement Coordination providers, local businesses offering work placements, external vocational education providers, such as Technical and Further Education (TAFE) Institutes in Australia, and other non-educational and community institutions. This study was undertaken to evaluate the motivations underlying the formation of the partnerships, ..

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Funding Acknowledgements

This publication reports the findings of a research study funded by an Australian Research Council Linkage grant awarded to Investigators Professor John Polesel (University of Melbourne), Professor Jack Keating (University of Melbourne), Professor Karen Starr (Deakin University), Associate Professor Damian Blake (Deakin University), Mr David Gallagher (Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority) and Mr David Michaels (New South Wales Department of Education and Communities). The project was also supported by funding provided by the industry partners - Victorian Curriculum and Assessment Authority, Victorian Department of Education and Training, Catholic Education Commission of Victoria, Catholic Education Commission New South Wales, South Australia Department for Education and Child Development, New South Wales Department of Education and Communities, Association of Independent Schools of New South Wales, and Catholic Education South Australia.