Youth Action, Mission Australia and Uniting have produced a report highlighting the real and ongoing dilemmas faced by young people in accessing Vocational Education and Training (VET), especially for those experiencing disadvantage.
A new report from Community Colleges Australia (CCA) highlights how NSW community education providers contribute to the state’s regional and rural economic development. The report concludes that the not-for-profit community education sector constitutes a major economic development resource that has been under-utilised by state, Commonwealth and local governments. “CCA’s report has been produced to ensure that...Read more
Did we need any more proof that uncapped funding of private for-profit vocational education and training (VET) providers has been a disaster for Australia? A “disastrous backfire”, according to John Ross, writing in The Australian on Thursday 1 February 2018. His article (“Vocation training open market schemes a disaster”) about the Productivity...Read more
Riverina Community College is seeking to build its research profile in order to tap into social equity funding for a variety of projects: creating strategies for dealing with youth unemployment is probably top of their project list. The first of two research articles, published late last year, looked further than the superficial "blame the youth" excuse,...Read more