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dc.contributor.authorMeyers, Rebeccaen_US
dc.contributor.authorBillett, Stephenen_US
dc.contributor.authorKelly, Annen_US
dc.contributor.editorPeter Kellen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:12:15Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:12:15Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.identifier.issn14480220en_US
dc.identifier.doi10.5172/ijtr.8.2.116en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/37153
dc.description.abstractIssues arising from an ageing society, a low fertility rate and growing need for a skilled work force have seen increased government commitment to improving the participation rate of mature-aged workers. Education and training are seen as a principal strategy to increase the employability of these workers, yet participation in training is low and declines with age. Based on a study of 8 mature-aged participants enrolled in an accredited training program, this paper focuses on their learning needs and motivations. The findings identify a range of institutional and personal factors that shaped their participation. Given the diversity of personal factors highlighted within this small sample, it is unlikely that creating one policy or training approach would address the education and training needs of this cohort. Hence, there is a need to understand more fully how the diverse needs of mature-aged workers can be accommodated within the vocational education and training system.en_US
dc.description.peerreviewedYesen_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_US
dc.format.extent88663 bytes
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherAustralian Vocational Education and Training Research Associationen_US
dc.publisher.placeAustraliaen_US
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_US
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom116en_US
dc.relation.ispartofpageto127en_US
dc.relation.ispartofissue2en_US
dc.relation.ispartofjournalInternational Journal of Training Researchen_US
dc.relation.ispartofvolume8en_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchEducation not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode139999en_US
dc.titleMature-aged workers’ learning needs and motivations for participation in training programsen_US
dc.typeJournal articleen_US
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Peer Reviewed (HERDC)en_US
dc.type.codeC - Journal Articlesen_US
gro.facultyArts, Education & Law Group, School of Education and Professional Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 e-Content Management Pty Ltd. This is the author-manuscript version of this paper. Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the journal website for access to the definitive, published versionen_US
gro.date.issued2015-06-12T05:03:59Z
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