Engaging young early school leavers in vocational training


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Leaving school early can have significant negative effects on an individual's employment and life prospects. Vocational education and training (VET) can provide young people with the skills to improve their employment opportunities. But many young, early school leavers are shunning this option altogether, or dropping out of VET before completing a qualification. This research looks at why young, early school leavers are not considering VET as a means of gaining skills, and why, if they do start a VET course, some disengage and drop out.

Published abstract.

Subjects: Participation; Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training; Youth; Disadvantaged

Keywords: Access to information; Completion; Dropout; Enrolment; Learning support; Student services; Student retention; Opinion

Geographic subjects: Queensland; Tasmania; Victoria; Australia; Oceania

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2017

Physical description: 62 p.

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Related items: TD/TNC 129.17; TD/TNC 129.18

ISBN: 9781925717044

Additional information relating to this research is available in 'In their words: student choice in training markets: Victorian examples', available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 129.17, and 'Choosing VET: aspirations, intentions and choice', available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 129.18.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 130.04

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