Report shows more job seekers in work after PPP training.
11 January 2010, 1:17pm
A report released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER) has highlighted the success of the Australian Government’s Productivity Places Program (PPP) in helping job seekers find employment.
The report, Outcomes from the Productivity Places Program, shows that of the
23,692 job seekers to complete their training under the PPP in 2008, 46 per cent
moved into employment, with almost 20 per cent employed in the same occupation
group as their training course.
The data also reports that 25 per cent of PPP graduates enrolled in further
study in areas such as community services, transport and logistics, property
services, retail services.
The profile of PPP graduates supports the Australian Government’s social
inclusion agenda with over 20 per cent of PPP graduates having a disability and
over 34 per cent speaking a language other than English at home.
The PPP is a $2 billion program to deliver 711,000 training places over five
years in areas of current and future skills needs.