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The demand and supply of tradesmen: Tasmania's future prospects in the automotive industry


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Quinn, DJ 1977 , 'The demand and supply of tradesmen: Tasmania's future prospects in the automotive industry', Honours thesis, University of Tasmania.

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For a number of years there appears to have been shortages
of suitably qualified tradesmen in most trades. Further it has been
suggested that due to a misallocation of resources within the education
system (i.e., an over-emphasis of higher education) the problem will
not be solved by current apprenticeship completions. The present
undersupply situation is thus expected to continue and perhaps worsen
over the next four years.The purpose of this study is to examine the situation as it
applies to the automotive industry in Tasmania; to substantiate or
repudiate the claim and suggest suitable corrective measures if these
are required. In conducting this study a total of 81 firms, representing
approximately 60% of the Tasmanian automotive industry, were personally
surveyed. The material reproduced in Chapters 3, 4 and 5 should prove
of particular interest to these firms.

Item Type: Thesis - Honours
Authors/Creators:Quinn, DJ
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