Factors enabling entry into and engagement with VET for young, early school leavers
The research will investigate factors that impact on young people's participation, engagement and completion of vocational training with a particular focus on young people at the margins of the system: those who are at high risk of not engaging in, or completing vocational training programs. The research will also engage with adult intermediaries who are in close proximity to these young people.
The research will provide information about the factors that impact on young, disadvantaged peoples' intent to enrol, the quality of their enrolment experience, and their level of engagement and completion.This research will seek the views of young people and 'intermediary' support services and agencies on the factors that restrict access and lead to the exclusion from, or negative experiences with, VET for the most disadvantaged and 'hard to reach'.
Brotherhood of St. Laurence (Lead agency)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER)