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Ivan Neville, of the Labour Market Research and Analysis Branch of Australian Government’s Department of Jobs and Small Business, recently presented a vital statistical snapshot of Bendigo’s labour market and trends in further education, and how these two areas appear to interact.

Presently in Bendigo…

It will come as no surprise to many of you reading this that, according to the statistics, ‘jobs requiring social interaction, creativity, complex thinking or managerial experience are [increasingly] in demand’4. One of the key points Ivan made was that the statistics tell us that once students leave school, unless they engage in further study, their chances of employment drop significantly. How can we prepare Bendigo’s young people for the opportunities and challenges of their future work landscapes? Aware of the situation, the Bendigo Tech School is working with local industry partners and educators to be part of the solution.

What does this mean for you?

Sources: all data presented in this blog post were obtained, with permission, from Ivan Neville’s February 2019 presentation;

1 ABS, December 2018. Labour Force. Census of population and housing. As cited in; Dept. of Jobs and Small Business, 2019. The Bendigo Labour Market: challenges and opportunities.
2 ABS, 2016. Census of population and housing. As cited in; Dept. of Jobs and Small Business, 2019. The Bendigo Labour Market: challenges and opportunities.
3 Greater Bendigo Local Government Area, 2018. On Track 2018 Survey Results. Victorian State Government.
4 Dept. of Jobs and Small Business, 2019. The Bendigo Labour Market: challenges and opportunities.

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