Training requirements of foreign-born workers in different countries

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Author: Ryan, Chris; Sinning, Mathias G.


In recent decades Australian immigration policy has focused mostly on accepting high-skilled migrants. This report explores the question of whether participation in further training differs for these migrants compared with that of native-born workers in similar jobs. The research shows that foreign-born workers in Australia seem to receive the training they need, but this depends on whether or not they are native English speakers. Non-native English-speaking migrants demonstrate low training participation rates. They also have lower literacy skills and are less likely to be in employment...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Language; Literacy; Teaching and learning; Participation; Migration; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Statistics; Policy

Keywords: Migrant education; Migrants; Skill needs; Skilled migration; Training; Data analysis

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2012

Physical description: 44 p.

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ISBN: 9781922056153

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 108.22

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