School non-completers: outcomes in vocational education and training

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Author: Ball, Katrina; Lamb, Stephen


The purpose of this study was to examine the vocational education and training (VET) activities and achievements of school non-completers in the first few years of leaving high school in order to develop a better understanding of the processes of transition to work and the role that post-school VET plays. The study, which tracked the 1995 cohort of the Longitudinal Surveys of Australian Youth (LSAY), found that there are significant differences in participation in VET by school non-completers across gender, socio-economic status and ethnicity.

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Gender; Demographics; Research; Participation; Students; Employment; Providers of education and training; Equity

Keywords: Ethnicity; Research project; Dropout; Transition from education and training to employment; School; Social status

Published: Lyneham, Australian Capital Territory: Vocational Education and Training Network, 2001

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Journal volume: 3

Journal date: 2000-2001

Pages: pp.35-37

Statement of responsibility: Katrina Ball and Stephen Lamb

Resource type: Article

Document number: TD/TNC 65.393

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