Transitioning students to work through authentic employment-based training in an Australian senior secondary VET program.
O’Hanlon-Rose, Terry & Roberts, Alan G. (2009) Transitioning students to work through authentic employment-based training in an Australian senior secondary VET program. In Innovative Apprenticeships: Promoting successful School-to-Work Transitions., September 17-18th, 2009, Turin, Italy.
A common challenge among OECD countries has been the development of education and training pathways that accommodate student needs and interests at the upper secondary level (OECD, 2000). The introduction of trade-focussed Australian Technical Colleges (ATCs) has met with mixed response. The ATCs aim to create a supported transition from school to work through dual pathway programs enabling students to follow a trade career while completing their upper secondary studies. There has been little explicit examination of the effectiveness of such senior secondary school arrangements. Using one such Australian Technical College as a case-study, this paper investigates the perceptions of the employers and students who were associated with the college. Using mixed-methods consisting of quantitative perception surveys and focus interviews, the results of this study show that students and employers are very satisfied with the College and illustrate that students have made significant gains in relating their learning to the workplace and everyday life.
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|Item Type:||Conference Paper|
|Keywords:||Secondary Education (130106), Vocational Education and Training Curriculum and Pedagogy (130213)|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Technical Further and Workplace Education (130108)|
|Divisions:||Current > Research Centres > Office of Education Research|
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
|Deposited On:||18 Sep 2009 12:19|
|Last Modified:||10 Jun 2010 00:00|
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