Varsity blues: time for apprenticeships to graduate?: a comparison of the earnings, employment, productivity and taxpayer returns of graduates to those of apprentices

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Author: Walter, William; Malhotra, Shishir; Osborne, Marion


Youth unemployment is a significant challenge facing policymakers. Unemployment takes a heavy toll; it not only harms lives, but also has considerable economic and financial implications for governments and society at large. For young people finishing school their next steps will have a substantial bearing on the rest of their lives. For those looking to continue their learning, there are a number of options available, including university, an apprenticeship or college. It is vital that young people make an informed choice based on accurate information. Despite this, the Government has...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Qualifications; Employment; Youth; Outcomes; Income; Providers of education and training; Participation; Research

Keywords: Return on education and training; School leavers; Youth transitions; Employers; Unemployment; Perception; Attitude; University; Completion; Attainment; Comparative analysis

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania; France; Austria; Germany; Ireland; Switzerland; Europe

Published: Melton Mowbray, England: Pera Training and Million Jobs, 2014

Physical description: 91 p.

Statement of responsibility: Written by William Walter and Shishir Malhotra; edited by Marion Osborne

On cover: A Million Jobs report sponsored by Pera Training

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 117.1812

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