Impact of coronavirus on apprentices and trainees


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Author: Hurley, Peter


Apprenticeships and traineeships are an important pathway into the workforce for 150,000 people each year. Young people in particular rely on them to transition successfully from school to a career. There are about 270,000 currently enrolled apprentices and trainees, and about 70 per cent of these are under the age of 25. This paper explores the impact of the coronavirus on apprentices and trainees. It looks at previous recessions to see what history can tell us to expect. Key points in the paper include: the Mitchell Institute estimates new apprenticeships/traineeships will decline by...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Traineeship; Participation; Labour market

Keywords: Economic recession; Economic conditions; Youth transitions; Employment opportunity; Policy implications; Government policy; Data analysis; Apprentice; Trainee

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Mitchell Institute for Education and Health Policy, Victoria University, 2020

Physical description: ii, 19 p.

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Also called: Impact of COVID-19 on apprentices and trainees

Resource type: Report, paper or authored book

Document number: TD/TNC 140.474

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