The end of car manufacturing in Australia: what is the role of training?

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Author: Stanwick, John; Circelli, Michelle; Lu, Tham


The impending car plant closures in Australia and the general decline of the manufacturing industry has led to a structural adjustment of the labour market. This in turn has implications for the skill needs of the labour market. This paper examines the education and training needs of workers affected by the impending car plant closures. In doing so, it examines two cases of car closures for lessons learnt - Mitsubishi Motors Australia and MG Rover in England. While there are many lessons learnt from these cases and several elements of good practice, considerations for training include...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Industry; Employment; Skills and knowledge; Workforce development; Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Research

Keywords: Case study; Employees; Displaced worker; Older worker; Retraining; Skill development; Education and training needs

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; Europe; Great Britain

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2015

Physical description: 19 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 122.10; TD/TNC 122.11

ISBN: 9781925173338

The associated publication 'Industry restructuring and job loss: helping older workers get back into employment' is indexed at TD/TNC 122.10.
The associated publication 'Helping displaced older workers get back into employment: good practice guide' is indexed at TD/TNC 122.11.

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 122.03

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