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Hilal, Randa – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
This paper examines the role of technical and vocational education and training (TVET) in Palestine through an economic and social development lens, and identifies the lessons learned. The paper discusses the effect of TVET on employment within the notion of decent work, poverty reduction, and empowerment of youth, within a context of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Economic Development, Conflict
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Pavlova, Margarita – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
The global urgency for green growth and mitigation of climate change has resulted in the need for a labor force with skill sets necessary for establishing and sustaining new environmental industries, services, and practices. This emerging labor market requires technical and vocational education and training (TVET) systems and skills development…
Descriptors: Conservation (Environment), Job Skills, Vocational Education, Climate
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Kanwar, Asha; Balasubramanian, K.; Carr, Alexis – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
The digital revolution is rapidly transforming the world of work and the skills profiles of many occupations. The pace of change necessitates continuous skilling and reskilling, through lifelong learning. Traditional models of TVET which view formal training as terminal will not prepare workers for the constantly evolving world of work in an age…
Descriptors: Lifelong Learning, Models, Informal Education, Educational Innovation
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Sawada, Yasuyuki – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Development economists have considered physical infrastructure to be a precondition for industrialization and economic development. Infrastructure investments play a particularly important role in expanding overall employment opportunities either directly by absorbing workers or indirectly by crowding in private investments, technology adoption,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Development, Labor Force Development, Job Skills
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Ra, Sungsup; Shrestha, Unika; Khatiwada, Sameer; Yoon, Seung Won; Kwon, Kibum – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
The fourth industrial revolution will bring extensive changes in the nature of work. While automation is likely to displace workers, new occupations will be created. Emerging occupations are likely to be disproportionately concentrated in the nonroutine and cognitive category, and require skills that cannot be easily automated. This paper argues…
Descriptors: Technological Advancement, Job Skills, Automation, Labor Force Development
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Sheikh, S. R.; Sheikh, H.; Koreshi, Z. U. – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Pakistan is among the emerging economies of South Asia. Despite the current progress and ambitious future goals set by the government, the nation faces many challenges, foremost being poverty and unemployment. Pakistan a nation of 210 million people with 60% of the population under 30 years of age, has a dire need for training its burgeoning young…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Foreign Countries, Climate, Energy
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Chenoy, Dilip; Ghosh, Shobha Mishra; Shukla, Shiv Kumar – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
India is one of the fastest growing major economies and has a burgeoning young workforce. The average age in India will be 29 years by 2020. Given the limitations of absorbing growing labor force-- especially the unskilled and semi-skilled-- in service sector, focus has to be on spurring manufacturing growth to take advantage of this large pool of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Skill Development, Manufacturing Industry, Economic Development
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Jagannathan, Shanti; Ra, Sungsup; Maclean, Rupert – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
This special double issue of the International Journal of Training Research with the theme 'emerging labor markets of the future--reimagining skills development and training' contains 13 articles that provide a comprehensive overview of global and regional trends that impact on emerging jobs and labor markets of the future. With particular…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Job Skills
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Postiglione, Gerard; Tang, Min – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Technological acceleration, increased global engagement, and national aspirations to restructure its economy and promote innovation have persuaded China to intensify an emphasis on skills acquisition through technical-vocational education and training (TVET). After a background of China's experience, this paper examines the case of Gansu, the…
Descriptors: School Business Relationship, Vocational Education, Employment, Incentives
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Lee, Jong-Wha; Han, Jong-Suk; Song, Eunbi – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
This paper explores whether training programs were effective in improving labor market performance of individuals, in particular wages and employment probability, in South Korea. The regression analyses using the data from Korean respondents in the Program for the International Assessment of Adults Competencies (PIAAC) survey show the strong…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Aging (Individuals), Employment Potential
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Ra, Sungsup; Ahmed, Mahfuzuddin; Teng, Paul S. – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Under current population growth and demographic trends -- with food demand projected to increase by 60%-70% by 2050 -- another quantum leap in food production and disruptive change in agricultural and food systems are needed in Asia. Certainly, the Green Revolution and other technological advances enormously improved agricultural productivity on…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Skill Development, Technological Advancement
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Sakamoto, Akiko – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Asia is known as an economic success story but for many people growth has not been inclusive. The increased mechanization of work and other trends are likely to deepen existing social inequalities. Skills can help address these challenges, but a new and broader perspective is needed in skills development policy. This article argues that while…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Foreign Countries, Labor Market, Labor Force
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Schröder, Thomas – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
This article discusses changes in the labor market in reference to industrial development and outlines perspectives for a set of competencies as an overall objective for technical and vocational education and training (TVET). Essential steps toward achieving this objective include a praxis-oriented approach in vocational didactics and its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Development, Labor Market
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Pearce, Damien – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
Recent research has linked the development of self-directed learning of building and construction apprentices to the quality of relationship between the apprentice and their sponsor. This relationship was found to be critical for the apprentice to develop the capacity for self-directed learning. The sponsor as a more confident or experienced other…
Descriptors: Independent Study, Apprenticeships, Building Trades, Workplace Learning
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Chinonso Okolie, Ugochukwu; Nwonu Elom, Elisha; Uchechukwu Osuji, Catherine; Agu Igwe, Paul – International Journal of Training Research, 2019
This study examined key areas in which Nigerian technical college teachers need improvements to effectively teach vocational and technical subjects to foster skills acquisition and improve the quality of graduates. The study was conducted in nine technical colleges in the south-eastern region of Nigeria. It adopted a mixed methods approach and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Competencies, Teacher Effectiveness, Vocational Education
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