Trade barriers: to invest, or not to invest, in a trade as a career

Alloway, Nola, Dalley-Trim, Leanne, Patterson, Annette, & Walker, Karen (2006) Trade barriers: to invest, or not to invest, in a trade as a career. International Journal of Training Research, 4(2), pp. 22-47.

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This paper highlights ongoing concern in Australia about the contested terrain of skills shortages, particularly as they apply to particular trades. The paper reports on a school-based study of student career choice that was undertaken for the federal government to inform its deliberations. Drawing on the study, the paper examines key issues related to students' preparedness, and schools' readiness, to pursue school-based apprenticeships in traditional trades, reflecting the hope of attenuating the much touted gaps in labour supply and avoiding the social and fiscal effects of skills shortages, matters to which the nation has been alerted.

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ID Code: 44589
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1448-0220
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Past > Schools > School of Cultural & Language Studies in Education
Deposited On: 24 Aug 2011 22:12
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:25

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