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Following the journeys of 14,000 young people over a decade, this report reveals the factors that accelerate the transition to full-time work, including the skills, mindset and confidence young people need to navigate our changed world of work.
Recent years have seen significant shifts in the world of work, with the focus moving away from industry, towards innovation and the ‘knowledge economy’. At the same time, the global economic slowdown has meant fewer labour market opportunities, particularly for young people. Consequently, young people...
This research analyses the ways in which young and disadvantaged Vocational and Education and Training students can be engaged through new information and communications technologies. The continued emergence of new information and communications technology (ICT) represents an important opportunity to engage or re-engage with disadvantaged...
Bridging the digital divide is a key social challenge for the 21st century, state the authors. Young people who do not have access to the Internet and communication technologies will be left further behind, with fewer educational and employment opportunities. This will ultimately affect their...
This report reveals the most important skills young Australians will need to be work smart in the future.
People often think of careers as a climb up the ranks of job seniority, starting in the trainee cubicle and aiming for the executive offices. Today careers are often not so linear. While virtually every child is asked, ‘What do you want to be when...
Under a cloud of rising debt, soaring house prices and the struggle to find secure, full-time employment, today’s young Australians are facing a very real possibility that their generation will be the first to be worse off than their parents.
While today’s young people...
Over the past eighteen months, the Foundation for Young Australians has produced a series of reports to understand the economic and social conditions affecting young people today and into the future – and to chart a course for how we best prepare young people to...
Examines the challenges young people are facing in getting a start in the workforce and how prepared they are for the rapidly changing world of work.
Summary FYA’s Annual Report Card on How are young people faring in the transition from school to...
Economic changes are transforming work through automation, globalisation, and more flexible work.
Work has long been important for the livelihood, dignity, and happiness of humankind. We intuitively and statistically know that work helps us meet our most basic and complex needs,...