This Pod was last updated December 2018 and has now been archived. For recent information on youth transitions, see the Youth Pod.


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Under the blanket term ‘youth transitions’ there are two main transitions: (1) the transition from education and training to work; and (2) the transition from secondary education to further education and training. Youth may undergo one or both of these transitions and they may undergo the transition to work more than once if they change careers. Both types of transitions may be interrupted by a ‘gap year’ or the transitions from secondary to further education and training may be interrupted by transition to employment in order to finance study. Research in this area looks at how to create a dynamic and sustainable future workforce and ways to keep youth connected with education, training and work options through the combined support of schools, business and families.