The regional paradox: undersupply of skilled workers and over representation of unemployed and disengaged youth


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Escalier McLean Consulting


Regional Australia faces a major conundrum with the need to address the simultaneous challenges of high levels of youth unemployment occurring within the context of local skills shortages. In order to gain an overview of regional TAFE institute activity a project was established by TAFE Directors Australia (TDA) with the explicit purpose of: exploring the role of regional TAFEs in overcoming regional skills shortages and assisting to reduce unemployment in a regional context; and developing case studies and data that support proven strategies which could be applied by a regional TAFE to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Labour market; Youth; Demographics; Employment; Providers of education and training; Governance; Research; Outcomes; Workforce development

Keywords: Regional; Unemployment; Labour supply; Skilled worker; Skill shortage; TAFE; Survey; Case study; Recommendations; Relevance of education and training; Institutional role; Partnership in education and training; Government role; Agency role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Sydney, New South Wales: TAFE Directors Australia, 2016

Physical description: 59 p. (report) + 34 p. (case studies)

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 124.1110

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