Impact of employer attitude on Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander school-based traineeship in the finance/banking sector

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This study explores employer attitude towards Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander labour market participation in the Finance/Banking Sector. The study examines the provision of School-Based Traineeship (SBT) by a prominent Australian bank designed to increase participation of Indigenous people. The study explains why this program delivered poor employment outcomes, including a low transition of trainees into permanent employment, a declining annual intake, and low completion rates. Furthermore, the study explores why Australian Employment Covenant and Reconciliation Action Plan...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Indigenous people; Traineeship; Vocational education and training; Industry; Participation; Equity

Keywords: Indigenous education; Employers; Attitude; Labour force participation; Outcomes of education and training; Trainee; VET for secondary students; VET in schools; Training program

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Melbourne, Victoria: Swinburne University of Technology, 2019

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Journal volume: 22

Journal number: 3-4

Journal date: December 2019

Pages: pp. 110-128

ISSN: 1440-5202

Resource type: Article

Peer reviewed: Yes

Document number: TD/TNC 145.390

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