Where have all the apprentices gone?
a representative study of the factors encouraging and discouraging apprenticeship and traineeship in Darwin from the employers' and school leavers' perspectives.

  • Frederick Graeme Franklin

    Student thesis: Other thesis - CDU


    This paper is a qualitative study of the factors that encourage and discourage apprenticeship from the perspective of the trades employers and high school leavers.

    The researcher does not offer a hypothesis or theory to be proved or disproved. Rather, he seeks to find an answer to the problem.

    From time to time in the media, the shortage of tradespeople and company management who operate in the trades area.

    Tradespeople retire from the trades for various reasons and are not being replaced by upcoming new tradespeople fresh from their trades training.

    High school leavers should be the pool from which aspiring trades apprentices and trainees are drawn. However, this pool is empty. This study looks at the factors that encourage and discourage high school leavers, both male and female, and of European and Aboriginal descent to serve and apprenticeship or trade traineeship.

    Date of Award1999
    Original languageEnglish
    SupervisorMerridy Malin (Supervisor)

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