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Poor teen readers fare OK in job market: study

Australian teenagers with poor reading skills are no worse off than those with medium reading proficiency when it comes to future employment, a new study from the University of Melbourne suggests. The research, from UniMelb economists, found poor readers at ...

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500,000 vocational students to miss out

At least half a million young Australians won’t get the chance to develop their skills and get a better job if the government pushes ahead with a planned vocational loans overhaul, the sector warns. It’s also cautioning there could be ...

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Culture of uni as king caused VET neglect: Barilaro

New South Wales skills minister John Barilaro has told a conference that declining VET enrolments and the sector’s so-called ‘middle child’ status in education is “the price of, for decades, telling young kids to go to university”. Barilaro, speaking yesterday at ...

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