The policy paper was commissioned by Women in Adult and Vocational Education (WAVE) and funded by Security for Women (S4W) to update WAVE/S4Ws previous policy document Towards a Sustainable Economic Future: Women and Vocational Education and Training and to ensure that a gender inclusive vocational education and training system is achieved.
There is a significant reform agenda being driven by the Council of Australian Government (COAG) and the Rudd Government’s commitment to the Education Revolution. Also of critical importance nationally are the economic stimulus programs being implemented in response to the global financial crisis and the green skills programs developed in response to climate change.
An aim of this research was to:
- analyse the gendered nature of these programs;
- consider their impact on women and VET provision; and
- recommend strategies for making VET more gender inclusive.
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