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Reegård, Kaja – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
This article calls attention to the difficulty of institutionalising vocational education and training (VET) in the service sector in Norway, despite the growing importance of this sector for national economic performance. Drawing on interviews with apprentices, employers, stakeholders, representatives of trade unions and employer organisations,…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Labor Market, Retailing, Sales Occupations
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Høst, Håkon; Seland, Idunn; Skålholt, Asgeir – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Could the labour market gender balance be improved by introducing new types of apprenticeship-trained workers? This article investigates what happened in the wake of the Norwegian VET programme for health and social care, a new approach introduced via the 1994 educational reform. By upgrading this traditionally female-dominated area of education,…
Descriptors: Gender Issues, Health Services, Social Services, Apprenticeships
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Bakkevig Dagsland, Åse Helene; Mykletun, Reidar Johan; Einarsen, Ståle – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This study addresses the socialisation processes taking place during the apprenticeship period within the hospitality industry, searching for explanations of drop-out and early staff turnover in the personal, social and educational experiences of the apprentices during their organisational socialisation process and vocational training. Data were…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Hospitality Occupations, Socialization