Skills and workforce development

Understanding vocational education and training, productivity and workforce participation: An issues paper 2009

Client:  NCVER - National Centre for Vocational Education Research

This working paper reports key findings arising from the first year of a three-year project examining, how, if at all, VET can make a difference to improving productivity and workforce participation. The research scrutinises relevant literature and statistics, and conducts a detailed analysis of two industry case studies (early childhood education and meat processing), which were selected specifically to enhance understanding of the relationships between productivity, workforce participation and vocational education and training (VET) as they are played out in real workplace settings.

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