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Pathway Planning: Examining the benefits and outcomes of a Traineeship and Apprenticeship Pathway Program

  • Martin Stalker
  • University of Tasmania
  • Why Pathway Planning? - Background
  • Pathway Plan Process and structure
  • Traineeship and Pathway Planning program overview
  • Research Results
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Grade 12 Top

  • Grade 10 Top
  • Under 3%
why pathway planning
Why Pathway Planning?
  • Retention rates in Tasmania are nearly 29% below the mainland levels
  • Currently only 14 % of jobs in Australia do not require a post Grade 10 school qualification
  • In Tasmania only 47% of our workforce are currently employed at this level
  • Legislation and Funding to support the concept
what is a pathway plan
What is a Pathway Plan ?

Grade 8 Plan

Grade 9 Plan

Grade 10 Plan

2009 high school leavers post grade 10
2009 High School Leavers (Post Grade 10)

???

???

???

Vocational

Uni ???

University

Work

Polytechnic

Academy

Government High Schools

tapp 2009 program
TAPP 2009 Program

Full Year Courses

  • Construction & Joinery
  • Metals
  • Hair & Beauty
  • Hospitality
  • Cookery
  • Automotive
  • Motorbody
  • Business Administration
  • Children Services
  • Enrolled Nursing
  • Agriculture
  • Tourism/Retail

Choice of 14 Course Options

Intense Short Courses

  • Electro technology
  • Civil and Mechanical Drafting
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What it is significant about the TAPP program

  • Complete Grade 10
  • Polytechnic Qualifications
  • Workplace opportunity
  • “Hands on” Learning style
how does the tapp school year look

Applied Learning - 3 days

(within the High School)

How does the TAPP school year look ?

How Long

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

TAP program

What is the weekly structure

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday

Work Experience

Polytechnic Commitment

how does one day in a tapp week look
How does one day in a TAPP week look ?

Monday

Tuesday

Wednesday

Thursday

Friday

A typical TAPP day

Core curriculum delivered

Hairdressing

Technical training

Polytechnic

(Devonport)

Sea FM

Business Admin

Work placement

Monday

Work Placements - 3

Monday

Polytechnic

commitments

Technical Training

-3

Monday class size due to non classroom learning would be - 12

Full class size (example) - 18

Work Placements

Children Services

Technical training

Bruce Gowans

Polytechnic

(Burnie)

Automotive

Work placement

City Medical Practice

Enrolled Nursing

Work placement

tapp growth

11 schools

14 course options

213 students

41,500 hours

TAPP Growth

9 schools

9 course options

136 students

25,000 hours

2 schools

3 course options

36 students

7,000 hours

1 school

1 course option

12 students

2,300 hours

2009

2007

2008

2006

tafe polytechnic training has changed
TAFE/Polytechnic training has changed

its ideal now for TAPP

How does this influence the TAP program ?

Cable identification unit

Various units to complete first year

Lighting principles unit

Working on site

Year 1

Tech

Units of Attainment

+

Tech

Year 2

Domestic switching systems level 1

Previous Structure

Occupational, Health,

Safety and Welfare unit

Units are identified for completion during TAPP program

Year 3

Tech

Technical training is in a “units” structure

Year 4

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What stage could a TAPP student be at in their apprenticeship/traineeship ?

First Year Apprentice Units requirement

Employer will decide about who to employ

During TAPP these units may be completed

Units already completed

Units needed to finish first year

tapp numbers
TAPP Numbers

Year Courses

tapp numbers1
TAPP Numbers

Total Student Numbers

Year Courses

tapp numbers2
TAPP Numbers

High School Numbers

Total Student Numbers

Year Courses

outcomes
Outcomes ?
  • Anecdotal - Parent/Employer/Teacher feedback
  • Attitudinal
  • Work placement
  • Academic
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Typical Employer Anecdotal Comment

  • The TAP Program has given us the opportunity to assess the students / knowledge and willingness to move forward.
  • Having the student for longer than the usual work experience placement enabled them to get more of an idea of the day to day procedures and happenings of their chosen career option.
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Typical Parent Anecdotal Comment

  • Students get to know the job so they are sure they want to do it.

Employers get to see if students are employable

  • A great initiative and magnificent program, allowing our youth a meaningful alternative to past teaching methods.
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Typical Teacher Anecdotal Comment

  • The positive impacts on some of the students is their improved attendance and some have become more self confident.
  • Parents have rung and are excited about their children being given the opportunity of gaining an apprenticeship.
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Absent days comparison

Prior to “TAPP”

“TAPP”

56% less

1144 days

2575 days

tracking data after 9 months from burnie high school 24 students
Tracking Data after 9 months from Burnie High School (24 students)

Apprenticeship 9

Year 11 College 9

Traineeship 2

Employment 2

Aust Tech College 2

Unconfirmed 1

southern tasmanian tapp
Southern Tasmanian TAPP
  • 26 students entered Stage 3 of the program

(paid work placement in summer holiday period),

  • 18 gained apprenticeships or traineeships,
  • 5 continued on in education,
  • 3 became trade assistants.
academic results
Academic Results

2006 program proved to be successful academically as literacy and numeracy changes clearly show:

  • Literacy standards improved by an average of 27%
  • Numeracy achievement improved by an average 8.5%
what should i know now
What should I know now ????
  • How the TAP program works for a week
  • How the program works over the year
  • What the benefits are from being involved
  • Student outcomes

Any Questions ???