Doing an apprenticeship: what young people think


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Author: Misko, Josie


A recent study of 1700 secondary school students and 850 current apprentices in South Australia identifies the key factors which encourage young people to pursue an apprenticeship. Information from students and apprentices indicates that the key drivers of apprenticeship uptake are intrinsic interest and academic ability. School students with higher academic ability are less interested in apprenticeships. In contrast, those who are part way through their apprenticeship are very positive about the experience, especially the enjoyment of learning new skills and future prospects for career...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Providers of education and training; Secondary education; Students; Research

Keywords: Apprentice; Research project; Secondary school; Attitude

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Crows Nest, New South Wales: AVETRA, 2008

Physical description: 1 p.

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Conference number: 11th

Date: 2008

Place: Adelaide, South Australia

Related items: TD/TNC 90.27

Statement of responsibility: Josie Misko

The report on which this paper was based is available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 90.27.

Resource type: Conference paper

Document number: TD/TNC 92.465

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