Interview with Tom Karmel on 'Apprenticeships and traineeships in the downturn'


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Author: Karmel, Tom; Davis, Steve

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National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)


In this interview, Steve Davis talks with Tom Karmel about his paper 'Apprenticeships and traineeships in the downturn' [available in VOCEDplus at TD/TNC 97.15]. Apprenticeships have a very long history in Australia, building on the traditions of the medieval guilds. The essence of the apprenticeship is the contract of training - a legal contract between an individual, an employer and a training provider. The defining characteristic is the combination of employment and training. The purpose of the paper is to describe what we know about apprenticeships and traineeships, with a view to...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Apprenticeship; Traineeship; Research; Economics

Keywords: Interview; Economic recession

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2009

Physical description: podcast (10 min., 16 sec.)

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Series: Vocational voices; Season 1, episode 3

Related items: TD/TNC 97.15

Statement of responsibility: Tom Karmel, Steve Davis

Resource type: Webinar or podcast

Document number: TD/TNC 97.31

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