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December 01, 2005

Tradesmen on the horizon

How Young People are Faring 2005 is the seventh report in an annual series from the Dusseldorp Skills Forum ( It's at What does it say?
Not a lot has changed ...
"In May 2005, 85.1 per cent of Australian teenagers were in full-time study or fulltime work, while 14.9 per cent or 208,400 teenagers were not. These proportions have varied only slightly since the recession of the early 1990s."
But kids are learning more ...
"Educational attainment is improving: in 2004, 80 percent of teenagers had completed secondary school or a Certificate II or higher compared with 75 percent in 2002."
It's harder for girls ...
"Females are more likely to experience a troubled transition from school than male school leavers despite a higher rate of completing Year 12 and higher participation rates in post-school education."
You'll soon be able to get a plumber...
"The proportion of teenage apprentices taking up trade apprenticeships increased markedly from 2003 to 2004." Posted by belinda at December 1, 2005 09:40 AM
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