Pre-apprenticeships and their impact on apprenticeship completion and satisfaction


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Author: Karmel, Tom; Oliver, Damian


Pre-apprenticeship programs have attracted a great degree of interest from employers and training providers as one means of increasing apprentice satisfaction and completion rates, by providing an introduction to the trade. We test this proposition using data from the 2010 Apprentice and Trainee Destination Survey. We find that the impact of pre-apprenticeships varies with occupation and prior education level. Pre-apprenticeships increase the likelihood of completion for apprentices in the construction, food and electro-technology trades but reduce completion rates among those already...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Employment; Providers of education and training; Participation; Research; Statistics; Qualifications

Keywords: Apprentice; Completion; Survey; Statistical data

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2011

Physical description: 37 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 110.561

ISBN: 9781921809767 (print); 9781921809750 (web)

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 103.14

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