Young people and vocational education and training (VET)


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Author: Clarke, Kira; Borlagdan, Joseph; Mallett, Shelley


The economic and social fall-out of the [Coronavirus Disease 2019] COVID-19 pandemic for young people aged 15 to 24 has been disproportionately severe and will have long lasting effects. Young people who were already experiencing educational marginalisation associated with demographic and geographic characteristics are most at risk of the compounding impact of COVID-19 on their access to employment, education and training opportunities and outcomes. The youth labour market will be slow to recover. Young workers are concentrated in service industries and low-skill jobs that have been most...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Youth; Employment; Vocational education and training; Labour market; Disadvantaged; Participation

Keywords: Unemployment; Skill development; Economic impact; Education and training system

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Fitzroy, Victoria: Brotherhood of St Laurence, 2020

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Resource type: Paper

Document number: TD/TNC 143.252

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