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Peter Mlotkowski

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The impact of wages and the likelihood of employment on the probability of completing an apprenticeship or traineeship

This paper updates an earlier paper by Karmel and Mlotkowski and looks at how the probability of getting a job, in addition to wages, impacts on completion rates. It finds that for trade apprentices the premium (or extra wage completing an apprenticeship brings) attached to...
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How reasons for not completing apprenticeships and traineeships change with duration

This paper finds that poor working conditions or non-sympathetic bosses or workmates have an immediate effect for many trainees. The NCVER Apprentice and Destination Survey collected, among other things, data on reasons for not completing an apprenticeship or traineeship. This paper finds that poor working...
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Is VET vocational? The relevance of training to the occupations of vocational education and training graduates

This paper explores the issue of how vocational education and training (VET) is actually used in the labour market, in particular the match between what people study and the jobs they get. This match is pretty poor in most occupational groups with the exception of...