Does school-based vocational education and training payoff in the long-run?

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Author: Moschion, Julie; Polidano, Cain; Castillo, Marco


Since the global financial crisis, youth (15-24 years) unemployment rates have remained stubbornly above 10 per cent in Australia (currently 12 per cent) - or more than double the rate for the entire population. The transition to work can be especially troublesome for young people who are not suited to higher education. Around a quarter of Australian students participate in school-based Vocational Education and Training (VET), providing them with alternative opportunities to gather job specific information and skills to help them find suitable post-secondary career pathways. This study...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Participation; Secondary education; Vocational education and training; Apprenticeship; Traineeship; Youth; Outcomes

Keywords: VET in schools; VET for secondary students; Socioeconomic background; Access to information; Barrier; Longitudinal data; Data analysis; Employment outcomes; Return on education and training; Transition from education and training to employment; Transition from secondary to further education and training

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Melbourne Institute, 2019

Physical description: [4] p.

Related items: TD/TNC 138.154

Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 138.151

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