Pathways from rural schools : does school VET make a difference?

Johns, Susan, Kilpatrick, Sue, Loechel, Barton and Prescott, Libby 2003, Pathways from rural schools : does school VET make a difference?, in AVETRA 2003 : The changing face of VET, Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association, Alexandria, N.S.W., pp. 1-16.

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Title Pathways from rural schools : does school VET make a difference?
Author(s) Johns, Susan
Kilpatrick, Sue
Loechel, Barton
Prescott, Libby
Conference name Australian VET Research Association. Conference (6th : 2003 : Sydney, N.S.W.)
Conference location Sydney, N.S.W.
Conference dates 9-11 April 2003
Title of proceedings AVETRA 2003 : The changing face of VET
Editor(s) [Unknown]
Publication date 2003
Conference series Australian VET Research Association Conference
Start page 1
End page 16
Publisher Australian Vocational Education and Training Research Association
Place of publication Alexandria, N.S.W.
Summary This paper reports results from an NREC funded study of the medium term outcomes for youth and their communities of VET programs delivered by rural schools. The key findings relate to the outcomes of school VET programs in terms of education and training, employment, and community outcomes such as rural youth retention, and to the features that contribute to successful outcomes. Rural school VET students are less likely to continue with post school education and training in general, but more likely to go onto further vocational education and training than school non-VET students. The study reports strong links between industry area of school VET course, and further education and training, or employment, in the same industry area. It also indicates that school VET students are more likely to live in a rural area at some time during their working life. The features of rural school VET programs that influence outcomes include the purpose of the school VET program and work placements. Student motivation and gender also influence outcomes for individual students. Rural school VET courses represent pathways to related education and training for students who intend to live in a rural area during their working life, and for those who do not.
ISSN 1447-0527
Language eng
Field of Research 130199 Education systems not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970113 Expanding Knowledge in Education
HERDC Research category E1.1 Full written paper - refereed
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