Apprenticeships should work for women too!

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Author: Simon, Linda; Clarke, Kira


Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to explore some of the issues affecting successful employment outcomes for young women in male-dominated careers, focusing on those generally accessed via a traditional Australian apprenticeship model. Current patterns of participation in trades-based fields of education and training reinforce the highly gender segregated nature of the Australian labour force. Women are particularly under-represented in the large industries of construction, mining and utilities, where female employees account for only around 12, 15 and 23 per cent of employees,...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Gender; Apprenticeship; Participation; Career development; Providers of education and training

Keywords: Barrier; Nontraditional occupation; Career exploration; Career choice; Partnership in education and training; Education industry relationship; Secondary school; Institutional role

Geographic subjects: Australia; Oceania

Published: Bradford, England: Emerald Publishing, 2016

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Journal title: Education + training

Journal volume: 58

Journal number: 6

Journal date: 2016

Pages: pp. 578-596

ISSN: 0040-0912

Resource type: Article

Call number: TD/TNC 132.229

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