VOCATIONAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING
Our research has included:
- undertaking, in partnership with Victoria University and the University of Melbourne, a study of private Registered Training Organisation training for early school leavers, funded by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research
- contributing to a major Australian Research Council study on flexible learning options in partnership with James Cook University, Victoria University and the Edmund Rice Institute
As participation rates of young people in vocational education and training decline, opportunities exist to engage and retain early school leavers in VET. However this study for NCVER showed that the VET sector must work to demystify VET pathways and better inform and support young early school leavers if it wants to engage them and improve youth unemployment opportunities.
George Myconos wrote Chapter 3 'Identifying the defining features of flexible learning options' in the final report
Sue McGinty, Kimberley Wilson, Joseph Thomas and Brian Lewthwaite (eds) 2018 Gauging the value of education for disenfranchised youth: flexible learning options, Koninklijke Brill NV, Leiden, The Netherlands