December 11, 2017

New Victoria University report on increasing female participation in trades

Victoria University recently launched the research report, Perfect for a Woman: Increasing the participation of women in electrical trades by, Emeritus Professor Anne Jones (VU), Emeritus Professor Berwyn Clayton (VU), Dr Naomi Pfitzner (RMIT) and Honorary Fellow Hugh Guthrie (VU). Despite decades of interventions, only 2% of electrical tradespersons in Australia are women. Investigating this issues, the […]

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December 5, 2017

UK Government Releases New Careers Guidance Strategy and Australia Could Learn Plenty

Tailored advice will be at the heart of a new Careers Strategy designed to make sure young people have the skills they need and employers want post-Brexit. Every school and college in the country will aim to have a dedicated careers leader in place by the start of the new school year – backed by […]

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Demystify, inform, support: engaging young school leavers in VET

Leaving school early can have significant negative effects on an individual’s employment and life prospects. Vocational education and training (VET) can provide young people with the skills to improve their employment opportunities. But many young, early school leavers are shunning this option altogether, or dropping out of VET before completing a qualification. This research looks […]

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November 30, 2017

Social media and student outcomes: teacher, student and employer views

Accessing and posting on social media has become a daily habit for many Australians. Social media is used by individuals to keep in touch with friends and family, by groups to inform their members of relevant information and by organisations to market their services and products. However, is there a role for social media in […]

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Social media in VET courses: good practice guide

This good practice guide explores the types of social media being used in vocational education and training (VET) courses, the benefits and pitfalls of using social media in teaching and learning as well as tips for incorporating social media into VET courses. This guide is based on the report ‘Social media and student outcomes: teacher, […]

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