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Research outputs
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  • Publication
    The impact of COVID-19 on apprentices and trainees
    (Mackenzie Research Institute, 2021-12)
    Karmel, Tom
    The outbreak of COVID-19 has led to the greatest dislocation in the labour market for many decades. While unemployment has remained pleasingly low, the disruption to ordinary life and business has been immense. The purpose of this paper is to speculate on the impact of COVID-19 on the number of apprentices and trainees and the consequent supply of skills.
  • Publication
    The VET sector post COVID-19
    (Mackenzie Research Institute, 2022-04)
    Karmel, Tom
    This paper is intended to focus on this issue by looking more generally at how VET has fared during COVID-19.
  • Publication
    VET and international students
    (Mackenzie Research Institute, 2023-04)
    Karmel, Tom
    The purpose of this paper is to look at international students in VET in some detail – where they come from, the fields they study, and the outcomes on completion.
  • Publication
    VET and the changing labour market
    (Mackenzie Research Institute, 2023-08)
    Karmel, Tom
    This paper takes a descriptive approach to changes in the labour market over the ten years 2011 to 2021, exploiting granular data from the Census of Population and Housing.
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