Students learn about textiles in class

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

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Engaging young early school leavers in vocational training

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.

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Gauging the value of flexible learning options

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

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The Brotherhood of St Laurence (BSL) acknowledges and understands its obligations under the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child and recognises that all children and young people have the right to be treated with respect and care, and to be safe from all forms of abuse. BSL has a zero tolerance towards child abuse. Read the official statement signed by the Executive Director.

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