This report highlights the findings of a project undertaken by the Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER) for the Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency (AWPA) that will contribute to a wider study of the Engineering Workforce. The project involved the development, coordination, implementation of focus groups and the reporting of outcomes in a way that generates first-hand information about the experiences and attitudes of specific groups of people in relation to the engineering labour market – women, mature-age workers and new graduates. The work here also explored the views of the next generation of engineers, gathering information from school students about their perceptions of the engineering workforce.
Edwards, D., Pearce, J., Perkins, K., & Brown, J. (2014). Focus Groups for informing AWPA’s Engineering Workforce Study 2014: Final Report. https://research.acer.edu.au/higher_education/37
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