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Temporary migration and skills formation in the trades: a provisional assessment

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posted on 2017-05-05, 04:20 authored by Toner, Phillip, Wooley, Richard
If Australian young people are to acquire trades skills employers need to invest in apprenticeships. The 457 temporary-entry work-visa system offers employers a relatively easy alternative and the government imposes few training obligations on those who take advantage of it. This means that employers who do invest in apprenticeships are put at a competitive disadvantage and that there is a systemic disincentive to invest in local training. Copyright. Monash University and the author/s


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People and place, vol. 16, no. 3 (2008), p. 47-57. ISSN 1039-4788