2013
School to Work Survey REPORT
2013 School to Work Survey Report 2
Front Cover
Barellan Central School Students visit McWilliam’s Wines (2012) and receiv...
2013 School to Work Survey Report 3
Table of Contents
Introduction 4
Executive Summary 6
Partnership Schools 8
Question 2 ...
2013 School to Work Survey Report 4
Introduction
Why do a survey of Year 11 and 12 students?
There were a number of reason...
2013 School to Work Survey Report 5
Of those surveyed 97 were 16 years of age, 190 were 17 years, 12 were 18, and 2 were 1...
2013 School to Work Survey Report 6
Executive Summary
As a first survey, the information collated from the schools was qui...
2013 School to Work Survey Report 7
The major challenge of the survey was the large number of responses to the category of...
2013 School to Work Survey Report 8
Partnership Schools
For the purposes of the Survey, School names have been abbreviated...
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Question 2
Where is your home town?
HOME TOWN
Leeton
High
Yanco
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Francis
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Questions 3, 4 & 5
What is your age?
What Year are you in?
Gender?
Of those who were ...
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Questions 6 & 7
Do you have a job outside school hours?
Do you have paid or unpaid em...
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Questions 8, 9 & 10
How many hours do you work paid or unpaid?
What industry do you w...
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Questions 11 & 12
Have you gained or are working towards qualifications whilst at sch...
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Questions 11 & 12 cont
Question 13
Do you feel that work experience and school based ...
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Question 14
If a University was located in Griffith, would you enrol?
• If there was ...
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Question 16
Do you intend pursuing a tertiary education in another location?
• 64% of...
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Question 17
If so, (ie you intend pursuing a tertiary education in another location) ...
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Question 18
Which course area do you intend studying?
• Medical was most popular (25%...
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Question 19
Will you seek part time work while studying?
• 86% will seek employment w...
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Question 20
Have you sought to gain qualifications for this part time work?
• 33% hav...
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Question 21
Do you intend seeking work in your home town after leaving school (not te...
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Question 22
If you want to work in your home town after school is finished, what indu...
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Question 23
Do you intend seeking work in another location?
• 58% replied they would ...
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Question 24
If seeking work in another location(s), where?
• Locations students inten...
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Question 25
In what industry would you be seeking work?
INDUSTRY
Leeton
High
Yanco
Ag...
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Question 26
Is the chosen industry in your home town?
• Overall 59% answered Yes, 20%...
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Question 27
Do you intend doing a traineeship or apprenticeship?
• Traineeships and a...
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Question 28
Are you going to take a gap year before going on to tertiary education?
•...
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Question 29
In your gap year, do you intend to:
• Travel in Australia • Be supported ...
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Question 30
Does your family run a business/farm in the local area?
• See notes on Qu...
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Question 31
Will you return to home to work in it?
• The responses to this category w...
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Question 32
Is an on-the-job qualification available through the business?
• Overall,...
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Question 33
Have your parents encouraged you to pursue a trade or qualification befor...
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Question 34
Have your parents encouraged you NOT to work in the family business?
• 22...
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Question 35
Do you see yourself playing an important role in the family business/farm...
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Question 36
What do you think of you home town area?
• I want to work here
• Would li...
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Question 36 cont….
What do you think of you home town area?
Options were:
• I want to...
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In another first for the MIA, a large scale study never previously attempted has collected regionally specific feedback from students. Year 11 and 12 students were targeted, with the data revealing that students do know what they want and are gaining valuable skills and experience to prepare for study and work on completion of school.

347 students participated in the ‘School to Work’ online survey conducted late last year in a partnership brokered by GetSet Partnership Brokers. Partners were Leeton and Griffith Councils, six secondary schools in Leeton and Griffith; and three Central Schools - Hillston, Ardlethan and Barellan - because they are in the Griffith and Leeton LGA job catchment areas.

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  1. 1. 2013 School to Work Survey REPORT
  2. 2. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 2 Front Cover Barellan Central School Students visit McWilliam’s Wines (2012) and receive some expert Lab Skills work inspiration from Lisa Parker, Laboratory Manager. Lisa is now Technical Manager for McWilliam’s Wines Group. Students from Griffith High School, Marian Catholic College, and Ardlethan and Barellan Central Schools participated in the Lab Skills program brokered by GetSet, which addressed the shortage of laboratory personnel in the wine industry. Other integral Partners were DeBortoli Wines, TAFE, and the Australian Wine Research Institute. Disclaimer The opinions expressed in this report are those of the writers and compilers, and are made with due care and consideration to all persons involved. There have been no deliberate omissions or deletions, and any error is regretted. The opinions, conclusions and comments expressed are those drawn from respective respondents and are in no way those of the Leeton Shire Council, Griffith City Council or GetSet Partnership Brokers. No responsibility for these is to be attributed to the organisations as a whole. Copyright Parts of the 2013 School to Work Survey Report may be replicated or used in other documents, so long as the data is referenced to the 2013 School to Work Survey Report.
  3. 3. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 3 Table of Contents Introduction 4 Executive Summary 6 Partnership Schools 8 Question 2 Where is your home town? 9 Questions 3, 4, & 5 (Age, Year & Gender) 10 Questions 6 & 7 Do you have a job outside school hours? Paid/Unpaid? 11 Question 8 (Grouped 8, 9 & 10) 12 Q8 How many hours do you work paid or unpaid? Q9 What industry do you work in? Q10 Would you work in this industry after leaving school? 12 13 13 Questions 11 & 12 (Grouped) Q 11 Have you gained or are working towards qualifications whilst at school? Q12 Please indicate which course(s)? 14 14 Question 13 Do you feel that work experience and school based qualifications have prepared you for work? 15 Question 14 If a University was located in Griffith, would you enrol? 16 Question 15 For what reason/s would you prefer to study in Griffith? 16 Question 16 Do you intend pursuing a tertiary education in another location? 17 Question 17 If so, what location? 18 Question 18 Which course area do you intend studying? 19 Question 19 Will you seek part-time work while studying? 20 Question 20 Have you sought to gain qualifications for this part-time work? 21 Question 21 Do you intend seeking work in your home town after leaving school? 22 Question 22 If you want to work in your home town after school is finished, what industry would you like? 23 Question 23 Do you intend seeking work in another location? 24 Question 24 If so, where? 25 Question 25 In what industry would you be seeking work? 26 Question 26 Is the chosen industry in your home town? 27 Question 27 Do you intend doing a traineeship or apprenticeship? 28 Question 28 Are you going to take a gap year before going on to tertiary education? 29 Question 29 In your gap year, do you intend to … 30 Question 30 Does your family run a business/farm in the local area? 31 Question 31 Will you return to work in it? 32 Question 32 Is an on-the-job qualification available through the business? 33 Question 33 Have your parents encouraged you to pursue a trade or qualification before joining the family business? 34 Question 34 Have your parents encouraged you NOT to work in the family business? 35 Question 35 Do you see yourself playing an important role in the family business/farm in the future? 36 Question 36 What do you think of your home town area 37/38
  4. 4. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 4 Introduction Why do a survey of Year 11 and 12 students? There were a number of reasons for conducting a School to Work survey for the Griffith, Leeton and surrounding schools, targeting senior students. Whilst each individual school would generate basic exit data on year 11 and 12 students, and Government Departments concerned with youth regularly conduct surveys on youth employment, there is a lack of data at a regional and micro level to attempt to understand at what concentration students are actively engaged in work outside of school. Leeton and Griffith Councils, in a partnership brokered by GetSet, undertook to do a comprehensive, large scale survey, which aims to: • Ascertain the existing skillsets/qualifications students currently have attained • Assist schools to guide students towards their strengths, and short and long term goals • Assist Councils in understanding how school aged youth contribute to the local economy • Assist Councils to determine students short and long term plans in relation to training and work • Assist GetSet Partnership Brokers to bring Education and Industry together in relevant partnerships • Assist training / apprenticeship organisations • Ensure students’ ideas about their future direction is reflected and available for regional bodies which may need to identify or access School to Work demographics There were six main parts to the survey, which sought to identify: • What skill sets/qualifications students will need to become work ready • The existing skillsets/qualifications students have already attained • Students’ short term goals in relation to work, study, travel or a combination of all • How much paid/volunteer work students undertake a week and how this contributes to their employability/the local economy/developing their skills in the workplace • How many students would consider returning to their home town after experiencing life, work, study and travel • What industries students are planning to work/study in • How focussed students are on their plans for study and work pathways 347 students from 9 schools in Leeton and Griffith, and smaller schools in the job catchment area - Hillston, Ardlethan and Barellan Central Schools - took part in an online survey. Not all students completed all questions, which caused some unavoidable margin for error, but all conclusions were determined as a percentage of the responses to that question for consistency of results.
  5. 5. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 5 Of those surveyed 97 were 16 years of age, 190 were 17 years, 12 were 18, and 2 were 19 years old. Of the students who completed the gender part of the survey, 128 were male and 171 were female. It is intended that this will be the first School to Work Survey, and with the cooperation of the schools involved, will develop and evolve to follow important trends and changes over time. This will enable decision making for the youth of our region to be more relevant and effective, not simply based on personal impressions or limited anecdotal evidence. It gives our region’s youth an important voice in the community whereby their intentions are taken seriously, and both schools and local government have critical data on which to rely. This is a small but vital partnership between Schools and Local Government which will grow to become an annual survey whereby all parties are able to extract information relevant to their areas of interest, and map the changing student demographics for the benefit of our local communities. Schools are busy places, yet have generously contributed, and we trust that this inaugural survey will be the foundation establishing a solid indicative trend regarding the intentions of our region’s youth population in their final school years. February 2014.
  6. 6. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 6 Executive Summary As a first survey, the information collated from the schools was quite mixed and emphasises the different cultures within each school, which is largely determined by the social and economic makeup of the school community. As with all large scale projects, there are areas for improvement which will be addressed in future, and the Survey results will form a benchmark for future comparison. The following conclusions have been arrived at with honest and open intentions. More than half the students surveyed have a job outside school hours, working more than 3 hours per week, which is a significant statistic, when considering a proportion of respondents are limited by attending boarding school. Most of these are in occupations they do not see in their futures; they are being used to provide income for independence, or developing skills and experience in becoming ‘work ready’. The student demographic surveyed were using this exposure to transition to other work as they worked towards, or were finishing their HSC. Qualifications gained whilst at school demonstrate that schools are working towards the long term financial and social well-being of the students. Schools and teachers are to be congratulated on this result. Students are generally happy that they will be prepared for work, from their perspective. This would have been an interesting question to have posed to the employers of the students already in employment, but this would be the topic for another survey project entirely. Almost 3 out of 5 students intend leaving their home after schooling finishes,Q36 regardless of undertaking tertiary education or work. They simply wish to go out into the world, and experience life. This is supported by Question 14 regarding taking the option of studying at a university if located locally, where, without the qualification of what courses would be available, only 15% would choose to remain in the area. Further support for this conclusion came in the “seeking work in your home town instead of tertiary education”,Q21 where 35% intended to leave, with 34% unsure. It may very well be that 32% intending to stay in their home town is an excellent retention rate. Future surveys will allow a more conclusive attestation. The social fabric or culture of each school reflects very different results across the board and is largely dependent and influenced by the social and economic demographic of each school. Traineeships and apprenticeships are out of favour with the group surveyed, although taking a “gap” year is becoming more popular, and this will be interesting to track as a trend in future.
  7. 7. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 7 The major challenge of the survey was the large number of responses to the category of “other” or “unsure”, especially evidenced in which course they intend studying. This may have been symptomatic of the enormous number of course choices available and will be investigated with schools for future reference. The impression given by the results as a whole is that the adage “kids nowadays don’t know what they want” is certainly not true, but more that the greater range of choices to make has caused decision making to be more challenging. This in turn has made selecting a single path for the future increasingly difficult, and in the maturing minds of the students, perhaps cause for hesitation before decision. The results in detail are presented for your analysis and information in the following pages. Individual School survey results will be distributed to each school for their own analysis. The aim for the 2014 School to Work survey is to attempt to engage every year 11 and 12 student to provide a more comprehensive result. From 2014 onwards, it is planned to do the survey in 2nd term, after consultation and review with School Principals in order to ensure the survey questions are relevant to all parties. Facilitating Executive: For further information, please contact: Nicola James Nicola.James@griffith.nsw.gov.au Tourism & Economic Development Officer Griffith City Council 0269 628 100 Peter Kennedy peterk@leeton.nsw.gov.au Economic Development Manager Leeton Shire Council 0269 532 611 Jeanine Bird jeanine@getset.org.au Partnership Broker GetSet Inc 0488 538 001 0269 538 727
  8. 8. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 8 Partnership Schools For the purposes of the Survey, School names have been abbreviated as follows: School Logo School or School Grouping Survey Abbreviation Ardlethan Central School Barellan Central School Hillston Central School Central Schools Griffith High School Griffith High Leeton High School Leeton High Marian Catholic College Marian CC St Francis de Sales College St Francis Wade High School Wade High Yanco Agricultural High School Yanco Ag
  9. 9. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 9 Question 2 Where is your home town? HOME TOWN Leeton High Yanco Ag High St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools* AVERAGE Griffith 4% 7% 87% 87% 82% 53.4% Leeton 82% 4% 47% 44.3% Yenda 2% 4% 4% 7% 4.3% Yanco 13% 13.0% Goolgowi 1% 1% 2% 1.3% Ardlethan/Barellan 7% 30% 18.5% Hillston 1% 69% 35.0% Other 4% 91% 31% 6% 6% 10% 24.7% *Only Hillston, Ardlethan and Barellan Central Schools participated, as they are in the Griffith/Leeton catchment area in regards to job- seeking *Only Hillston, Ardlethan and Barellan Central Schools participated, as they are in the Griffith/Leeton catchment area in regards to job- seeking NB: The two boarding schools, Yanco Agricultural High School, and St Francis De Sales College show predominantly in the “Other” home town section, as would be expected. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Student's Home Towns Student Home Town Demographic Central Schools* Wade High Griffith High Marian CC St Francis Yanco Ag High Leeton High
  10. 10. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 10 Questions 3, 4 & 5 What is your age? What Year are you in? Gender? Of those who were surveyed: • 97 were 16 years of age, 190 were 17, 12 were 18 and 2 were 19 • 205 students were from Year 11 and 93 were from Year 12 • 128 students were male, 171 were female Individual School % Breakdown AGE Leeton High Yanco Ag High St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE 16 yo 39% 26% 23% 39% 29% 28% 61% 35% 17 yo 52% 64% 76% 60% 65% 56% 38% 59% 18 yo 4% 8% 2% 15% 7% 19 yo 4% 2% 3% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Leeton High Yanco Ag High St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents School Student Age 16 yo 17 yo 18 yo 19 yo
  11. 11. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 11 Questions 6 & 7 Do you have a job outside school hours? Do you have paid or unpaid employment outside school hours? Of those who answered these questions: • More than half the students who completed this question have a job outside school hours • 155 were in paid employment, 38 were volunteers or unpaid Individual School % Breakdown: SCHOOL Yes No Paid Volunteer Leeton High 50% 50% 84% 15% Yanco Ag 41% 58% 55% 44% St Francis 36% 63% 68% 31% Marian CC 68% 31% 89% 10% Griffith High 43% 53% 88% 11% Wade High 67% 32% 96% 3% Central Schools 33% 66% 71% 28% AVERAGE 48% 50% 79% 20% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Job Data - Paid or Unpaid Yes No Paid Volunteer
  12. 12. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 12 Questions 8, 9 & 10 How many hours do you work paid or unpaid? What industry do you work in? Would you work in this industry after leaving school? Of the students who answered these questions: • Most students worked 4-6 hours per week (36%) or 7-10 hours a week (32%), followed by 10+ hours per week (23%) and 1-3 hours per week (12%) • Retail trade was the largest employer, followed by “other,” hospitality, agriculture, trade and then manufacturing • Most students do not wish to pursue a career in the current employment by a considerable margin Q 8 How many hours do you work paid or unpaid? SCHOOL 1-3 hrs 4-6 hrs 7-10 hrs 10+ hrs Leeton High 8% 50% 42% 8% Yanco Ag 11% 32% 16% 47% St Francis 28% 31% 34% 10% Marian CC 12% 38% 33% 19% Griffith High 13% 33% 38% 25% Wade High 12% 31% 42% 15% Central Schools 0% 40% 20% 40% AVERAGE 12% 36% 32% 23% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents No of Hours (paid & unpaid) 1-3 hrs 4-6 hrs 7-10 hrs 10+ hrs
  13. 13. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 13 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Jobs by Industry Hospitality Retail Trade Manufacturing Ag Other Q 9 What industry do you work in? Largest Industry by Employment - % SCHOOL Hospitality Retail Trade Manufacturing Ag Other Leeton High 33% 41% 0% 0% 8% 16% Yanco Ag 0% 15% 10% 0% 70% 15% St Francis 54% 12% 0% 0% 16% 22% Marian CC 33% 39% 5% 0% 0% 35% Griffith High 11% 42% 76% 3% 11% 42% Wade High 19% 69% 0% 0% 0% 3% Central Schools 60% 0% 0% 0% 0% 40% AVERAGE 30% 31% 13% 0.43% 15% 25% Q10 Would you work in this industry after leaving school? 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Would you work in this industry post-school Yes No Maybe
  14. 14. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 14 Questions 11 & 12 Have you gained or are working towards qualifications whilst at school? Please indicate which course(s)? White Card RSA – Responsible Service of Alcohol Any TVET Course RCG – Responsible Conduct of Gambling SBAT – School Based Traineeship or Apprenticeship Certificate courses, eg: Cert II or Cert III Other short courses – eg: First Aid, Food Hygeine Other (please specify) • 24% held a White Card, 28% held a Responsible Service of Alcohol (RSA), 9% held a Responsible Conduct of Gambling (RCG), 35% completed TVET, and 10% completed a School Based Traineeship or Apprenticeship (SBAT). • 52% had completed a Certificate, 39% had completed a Short Course, and 5% had a qualification they didn’t believe fitted into any listed category. Breakdown of Qualifications by Percentage Specified in the “Other” category were: (half) Primary Industries Cert II; (half) Animal Studies Cert II, ADF Qualifications, Wool Classing, Barista, AUSTSWIM, Pool Life Guard, Bronze Medallion. Breakdown of Individual School Qualifications by Percentage: SCHOOL White Card RSA RCG TVET SBAT Cert Short Other Leeton H 7% 50% 0% 21% 0% 28% 50% 7% Yanco Ag 24% 20% 16% 86% 4% 84% 52% 8% St Francis 42% 31% 8% 11% 8% 48% 31% 0% Marian CC 20% 27% 7% 35% 32% 50% 22% 7% Griffith H 17% 17% 11% 23% 23% 41% 23% 0% Wade H 17% 41% 23% 41% 5% 64% 35% 0% Central Schools 40% 10% 0% 30% 0% 50% 60% 10% AVERAGE 24% 28% 9% 35% 10% 52% 39% 5% 24 28 9 35 10 52 39 5 Qualifications Gained - Combined Students (%) White Card RSA RCG TVET Trainee/Apprenticeship (SBAT) Certificate Short Course Other
  15. 15. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 15 Questions 11 & 12 cont Question 13 Do you feel that work experience and school based qualifications have prepared you for work? • 62% of students said that work experience and school based qualifications have provided them with a good introduction to being work ready, 11% said no, and the remaining 27% were unsure. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% White Card RSA RCG TVET SBAT Cert Short Other %ofStudents Individual School Qualifications Leeton H Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith H Wade H Central Schools 62%11% 27% Have your qualifications prepared you for work? Yes No Maybe
  16. 16. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 16 Question 14 If a University was located in Griffith, would you enrol? • If there was a University in Griffith 16% indicated they would attend, 51% said they would not and the remaining 34% were unsure. Question 15 For what reason (s) would you prefer to study in Griffith? • Financial • Personal • Cultural • Convenience • Convenience (56%) was the largest driver to study locally, with Personal (37%) and Financial (27%) rated next. Cultural considerations rated only 3%. Breakdown of Preferences by School: 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Would you Attend a Uni in Griffith? Yes No Maybe 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Preference to Study in Griffith Financial Personal Cultural Convenience
  17. 17. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 17 Question 16 Do you intend pursuing a tertiary education in another location? • 64% of respondents intend pursuing a tertiary education elsewhere, 18% would not with 21% unsure. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents School Pursuing Tertiary Education Elsewhere Yes No Maybe SCHOOL Yes No Maybe Leeton High 70% 9% 30% Yanco Ag 62% 11% 27% St Francis 73% 17% 17% Marian CC 67% 17% 22% Griffith High 38% 34% 30% Wade High 78% 3% 19% Central Schools 62% 38% 0% AVERAGE 64% 18% 21%
  18. 18. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 18 Question 17 If so, (ie you intend pursuing a tertiary education in another location) what location? • Students’ preferences from all schools have been combined and graphed to demonstrate an overall preference for their study locations. INSTITUTION Very Likely Likely Neutral Unlikely Very Unlikely TAFE G/L/W 13% 8% 12% 25% 40% CSU 26% 17% 22% 15% 19% Wagga 25% 18% 25% 16% 17% Bathurst 3% 10% 27% 26% 33% Orange 4% 8% 22% 29% 36% Dubbo 3% 7% 25% 31% 37% Other - Armidale 16% 17% 23% 22% 28% Sydney 32% 33% 20% 10% 8% Melbourne 22% 28% 30% 12% 10% Canberra 16% 33% 29% 12% 11% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% StudentsfromallSchools (combinedtotal) Institution / Location G/L/W = Griffith/Leeton/Wagga Location of Intended Tertiary Education Average of Combined Schools Very Likely Likely Neutral Unlikely Very Unlikely
  19. 19. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 19 Question 18 Which course area do you intend studying? • Medical was most popular (25%), followed by Science (23%), Education and Business (18% & 17%), Engineering and Law (11%), Agriculture (10%) and Architecture (2%). • “Other” was 30% with multiple answers accepted. Individual school breakdown of course area students would like to pursue COURSE Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Medical 16% 23% 27% 19% 14% 17% 57% 25% Law 11% 8% 10% 10% 14% 23% 0% 11% Architecture 0% 3% 4% 8% 0% 0% 0% 2% Science 37% 26% 17% 19% 18% 17% 28% 23% Education 21% 15% 23% 21% 18% 17% 14% 18% Business 11% 17% 19% 23% 23% 23% 0% 17% Agriculture 5% 46% 4% 0% 9% 6% 0% 10% Engineering 11% 15% 12% 15% 18% 9% 0% 11% Other (specify) 47% 41% 27% 29% 18% 37% 14% 30% Specified in the “Other” category were: Social Worker, Hospitality, Performing Arts, Art, Tourism 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% %ofStudents Course Preferred Courses Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools
  20. 20. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 20 Question 19 Will you seek part time work while studying? • 86% will seek employment while studying, 4% will not with 17% unsure. SCHOOL Yes No Maybe Leeton High 86% 5% 9% Yanco Ag 100% St Francis 79% 4% 21% Marian CC 84% 5% 12% Griffith High 80% 18% Wade High 75% 0% 25% Central Schools 100% AVERAGE 86% 4% 17% 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents School Part-Time Work While Studying Yes No Maybe
  21. 21. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 21 Question 20 Have you sought to gain qualifications for this part time work? • 33% have sought or have qualifications which will assist; 27% think maybe their qualifications will assist, and 33% haven’t sought qualifications to assist procuring part-time work to boost income whilst studying. SCHOOL Yes No Maybe Leeton High 29% 43% 29% Yanco Ag 65% 22% 18% St Francis 37% 47% 20% Marian CC 32% 38% 30% Griffith High 23% 46% 38% Wade High 34% 40% 29% Central Schools 12% 62% 25% AVERAGE 33% 43% 27% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents School Prep Qualifications for Pt Time Work Yes No Maybe
  22. 22. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 22 Question 21 Do you intend seeking work in your home town after leaving school (not tertiary)? • The overall responses to this question were split almost equally between yes, no and maybe. SCHOOL Yes No Maybe Leeton High 30% 35% 35% Yanco Ag 49% 24% 31% St Francis 18% 43% 39% Marian CC 37% 27% 37% Griffith High 32% 32% 38% Wade High 41% 38% 21% Central Schools 15% 46% 38% AVERAGE 32% 35% 34% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents School Seeking Work in Home Town Yes No Maybe
  23. 23. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 23 Question 22 If you want to work in your home town after school is finished, what industry would you like? • 44% prefer Retail, 29% Hospitality, 23% Agriculture, and 37% answered “Other” COURSE Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Hospitality 43% 27% 32% 35% 8% 26% 33% 29% Retail 64% 30% 41% 50% 40% 68% 17% 44% Trade 7% 24% 21% 13% 4% 5% 0% 11% Manufacturing 7% 15% 0% 0% 8% 5% 0% 5% Agriculture 14% 58% 18% 0% 12% 11% 50% 23% Other 43% 15% 53% 52% 44% 37% 17% 37% 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% 50% TotalStudents(AllSchools) Vocation Total School Average Average 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofstudents Preferred Home Town Industries Hospitality Retail Trade Manufacturing Agriculture Other
  24. 24. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 24 Question 23 Do you intend seeking work in another location? • 58% replied they would seek work elsewhere, 32% were unsure with 11% wanting local work SCHOOL Yes No Maybe Leeton High 41% 23% 36% Yanco Ag 58% 9% 33% St Francis 62% 9% 29% Marian CC 48% 8% 45% Griffith High 54% 15% 36% Wade High 56% 16% 31% Central Schools 85% 0% 15% AVERAGE 58% 11% 32% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Intention to Seek Work Elsewhere Yes No Maybe
  25. 25. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 25 Question 24 If seeking work in another location(s), where? • Locations students intend seeking work are: Riverina 33 %, Canberra 18%, Sydney 37%, Melbourne 35%, and Other 36%, with multiple answers possible. LOCATION Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Riverina 38% 48% 39% 6% 33% 14% 50% 33% Canberra 25% 24% 18% 16% 15% 9% 17% 18% Sydney 44% 31% 35% 58% 33% 36% 25% 37% Melbourne 44% 7% 49% 48% 33% 36% 25% 35% Other 44% 55% 37% 34% 24% 41% 17% 36% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents If Seeking Other Locations, Where? Riverina Canberra Sydney Melbourne Other
  26. 26. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 26 Question 25 In what industry would you be seeking work? INDUSTRY Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Hospitality 35% 35% 33% 36% 12% 26% 36% 30% Retail 41% 23% 33% 38% 18% 48% 27% 33% Trade 12% 23% 15% 6% 12% 4% 9% 12% Manufacturing 0% 14% 0% 0% 9% 4% 0% 4% Agriculture 6% 47% 13% 0% 3% 4% 18% 13% Other 65% 35% 61% 62% 62% 48% 45% 54% • “Other” was dominant with 54%, Retail was 33%, Hospitality was 30%, Agriculture was 13%, 12% for Trade, and Manufacturing was 4%. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Total School Average Average 0% 20% 40% 60% 80% 100% 120% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Seeking Work: In What Industry? Hospitality Retail Trade Manufacturing Agriculture Other
  27. 27. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 27 Question 26 Is the chosen industry in your home town? • Overall 59% answered Yes, 20% replied No and the remaining 24% were Unsure SCHOOL Yes No Maybe Leeton High 62% 19% 19% Yanco Ag 74% 17% 17% St Francis 43% 33% 26% Marian CC 57% 13% 31% Griffith High 44% 17% 44% Wade High 80% 4% 20% Central Schools 55% 36% 9% AVERAGE 59% 20% 24% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Does Chosen Industry Exist in Home Town? Yes No Maybe
  28. 28. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 28 Question 27 Do you intend doing a traineeship or apprenticeship? • Traineeships and apprenticeships appear to have lost popularity with only 12% interested, 31% unsure and 56% not interested. SCHOOL Yes No Maybe Leeton High 4% 70% 26% Yanco Ag 13% 49% 38% St Francis 16% 52% 32% Marian CC 8% 57% 35% Griffith High 28% 36% 36% Wade High 3% 68% 29% Central Schools 15% 62% 23% AVERAGE 12% 56% 31% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Intended Traineeship or Apprenticeship Yes No Maybe
  29. 29. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 29 Question 28 Are you going to take a gap year before going on to tertiary education? • 41% of students were intending to take a gap year, 35% were unsure and 26% did not intend taking a gap year. SCHOOL Yes No Maybe Leeton High 39% 26% 43% Yanco Ag 36% 31% 36% St Francis 36% 23% 43% Marian CC 46% 27% 32% Griffith High 34% 32% 36% Wade High 53% 15% 35% Central Schools 46% 31% 23% AVERAGE 41% 26% 35% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% Yes No Maybe %ofStudents Aggregate: Gap Year Pre Tertiary Education Overall 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Gap Year Pre Tertiary Education Yes No Maybe
  30. 30. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 30 Question 29 In your gap year, do you intend to: • Travel in Australia • Be supported by your parents • Travel overseas • Work in parents’ business • Take seasonal work • Work in different industry • Work where you can • Get some qualifications GAP YEAR Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Travel in Australia 43% 41% 48% 44% 36% 43% 58% 45% Travel Overseas 76% 64% 65% 79% 59% 80% 75% 71% Take Seasonal work 10% 32% 22% 43% 10% 43% 50% 30% Work where you can 29% 45% 46% 31% 26% 43% 50% 39% Be supported by Parents 19% 27% 19% 20% 26% 27% 8% 21% Work in Parents’ Business 5% 30% 22% 7% 3% 23% 8% 14% Work in Different Industry 0% 16% 13% 5% 3% 27% 0% 9% Get some Qualifications 62% 77% 50% 52% 38% 63% 42% 55% • Travel in the gap year (45% in Australia, and 71% overseas) dominates the responses in this category. Results also indicate students intend taking a working holiday to support themselves; and 55% will get some qualifications during their gap year. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% %ofStudents Gap Year Intentions Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools
  31. 31. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 31 Question 30 Does your family run a business/farm in the local area? • See notes on Question 31 FAMILY Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Farm 24% 48% 39% 19% 6% 6% 62% 29% Business 5% 20% 20% 40% 0% 24% 15% 18% Both 10% 14% 9% 10% 0% 15% 8% 9% Neither 62% 27% 33% 40% 90% 56% 38% 49% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Family Business Farm Business Both Neither
  32. 32. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 32 Question 31 Will you return to home to work in it? • The responses to this category were difficult to quantify, as they were much localised in trend. The smaller populated locations provided more responses from farm or business. Overall, 47% came from families who had a farm or business. • Those from farms tended to want to return to the family farm/business more (11% Yes, 37% Maybe) but as an overall assessment, most (56%) did not want to follow the family business. • The number of students who are NOT going to return (56%) to the family business was over half in most schools, or cluster of schools. RETURNING TO WORK IN FAMILY FARM/ BUSINESS Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Yes 6% 28% 6% 9% 4% 0% 22% 11% No 69% 36% 43% 69% 75% 58% 44% 56% Maybe 25% 36% 53% 26% 18% 42% 56% 37% When the Economy Improves 0% 0% 2% 0% 4% 4% 0% 1% After further Study 12% 15% 0% 0% 0% 8% 0% 5% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Returning to Work in Family Business Yes No Maybe When the Economy Improves After further Study
  33. 33. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 33 Question 32 Is an on-the-job qualification available through the business? • Overall, only 18% responded in the affirmative that the opportunity existed to gain qualifications in the family business; the bulk (51%) said No, with 31% Unsure, and 2% who could if the economic circumstances improved. AVAILABLE QUALIFICATION Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Yes 27% 18% 7% 21% 8% 23% 25% 18% No 47% 53% 60% 46% 50% 50% 50% 51% Maybe 27% 29% 36% 32% 38% 27% 25% 31% When the Economy Improves 7% 3% 0% 0% 4% 0% 0% 2% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Is an On-the-job Qualification available in the Family Business? Yes No Maybe When the Economy Improves
  34. 34. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 34 Question 33 Have your parents encouraged you to pursue a trade or qualification before joining the family business? • 25% of students responded that their parents encouraged them to gain a qualification before returning to the family business, 62% said their parents had not encouraged them to do so, although this could be linked with not encouraging them to return to the business outright. 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Parental Encouragement to get Trade or Qualification pre joining Family Business Yes No Maybe Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Yes 17% 51% 26% 21% 8% 20% 33% 25% No 58% 41% 59% 64% 83% 60% 67% 62% Maybe 25% 8% 15% 16% 8% 20% 0% 13%
  35. 35. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 35 Question 34 Have your parents encouraged you NOT to work in the family business? • 22% answered that they had been discouraged from returning to the family business/farm, with 14% Maybe’s; but 64% could not say they had been discouraged. Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Yes 8% 30% 41% 34% 8% 14% 22% 22% No 69% 54% 50% 54% 83% 71% 67% 64% Maybe 23% 16% 11% 13% 8% 14% 11% 14% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Parental Encouragement NOT to Work in Family Business Yes No Maybe
  36. 36. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 36 Question 35 Do you see yourself playing an important role in the family business/farm in the future? • 10% saw themselves playing a future role in the family business/farm, with 23% unsure, but 67% clearly want to find their own way. FUTURE ROLE IN FAMILY BUSINESS Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE Yes 8% 28% 7% 4% 4% 9% 11% 10% No 69% 38% 67% 82% 79% 64% 67% 67% Maybe 23% 28% 26% 16% 17% 27% 22% 23% When the Economy Improves 0% 5% 0% 2% 0% 0% 0% 1% After further Study 0% 21% 4% 2% 4% 18% 0% 7% 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents Future Role in Family Business Yes No Maybe When the Economy Improves After further Study
  37. 37. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 37 Question 36 What do you think of you home town area? • I want to work here • Would like to come back after further study • Would like to come back after experiencing other work opportunities • I wish to leave! Multiple answers in this category were made. • 61% of students indicated they wish to leave • 20% indicated they would consider returning after studies, and 36% would return after experiencing other work opportunities • 15% will stay in their local area and obtain work HOME TOWN Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools AVERAGE I want to work here 13% 23% 13% 24% 17% 6% 8% 15% Back after more Study 17% 30% 15% 23% 28% 24% 0% 20% Back after other Work 35% 42% 51% 39% 28% 47% 8% 36% I wish to Leave! 70% 42% 55% 65% 51% 50% 92% 61% Q 36 Cont. over 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% 80% 90% 100% Leeton High Yanco Ag St Francis Marian CC Griffith High Wade High Central Schools %ofStudents What do you think of your Home Town Area I want to work here Back after more Study Back after other Work I wish to Leave!
  38. 38. 2013 School to Work Survey Report 38 Question 36 cont…. What do you think of you home town area? Options were: • I want to work here • I would like to come back after further study • I would like to come back after experiencing other work opportunities • I wish to leave! 0% 10% 20% 30% 40% 50% 60% 70% I want to work here Back after more Study Back after other Work I wish to Leave! Region Average Average

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