Partnerships for skilling a seasonal workforce


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Author: Bound, Helen; Kilpatrick, Sue


As a group, seasonal workers tend to fall through the formal training net. The temporary nature of their work and the traditional understanding that seasonal work is unskilled has provided little impetus for workers, employers, providers or government to consider formal training. In this qualitative study of two regions, one in Circular Head, Tasmania and the other in Wide Bay-Burnett, Queensland, collaborative arrangements between stakeholders resulted in training benefiting seasonal workers, employers and the regional industry.The study showed that training must be integrated into...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Workforce development; Equity; Governance; Culture and society; Demographics; Employment; Finance; Teaching and learning

Keywords: Access to education and training; Accreditation; Education and training needs; Community; Rural; Employees; Training cost; Training

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; Queensland; Tasmania

Published: Brisbane, Queensland: Australian Academic Press, 2005

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Pages: pp. 114-122

Conference number: 13th

Date: 2005

Place: Gold Coast, Queensland

ISBN: 187537860X

Statement of responsibility: Helen Bound and Sue Kilpatrick

Resource type: Conference

Document number: TD/TNC 90.226

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