Apprenticeships for growth: how skills investment can drive Australia's economic recovery


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Author: Wyman, Nicholas; Sezonov, Andrew; Whatmore, Simon


The Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) crisis has created unprecedented economic upheaval. Millions of Australians are now unemployed or leaving the workforce, entire sectors of the economy have been shuttered and our leaders are warning us to prepare for an extended period of economic uncertainty. Apprenticeships and traineeships facilitate a uniquely adaptable skills development model. They give individuals employment certainty and a defined pathway to a qualification and a career. They also offer businesses the security of knowing their employees will receive workplace-relevant...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Traineeship; Skills and knowledge; Economics; Vocational education and training

Keywords: Skill development; Workplace education and training; Unemployment; Economic conditions; Economic impact; Case study

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Institute for Workplace Skills and Innovation, 2020

Physical description: 41 p.

Resource type: Report

Document number: TD/TNC 142.115

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