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Snell, Darryn – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Manufacturing in advanced open economies has experienced significant disruption. Rapid technological change, outsourcing and off shoring have beset manufacturing resulting in a general and steady decline in manufacturing employment. Despite this turbulence, there remains a strong nostalgia for manufacturing resulting in frequent public policy…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Manufacturing Industry, Education Work Relationship, Job Skills
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Small, Lynlea; Shacklock, Kate; Marchant, Teresa – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Higher education institutions are under pressure to produce employable graduates who are required to contribute to the sustainability of strong economic growth and development. As such, the onus is on the higher education sector to present graduates to the labour market who are both work ready and have attained employability. This article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Stakeholders, Employment Potential, Employment Practices
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Remington, Thomas F. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
Around the world, governments, educators and employers have expressed growing interest in German-style methods of technical and vocational education and training (TVET). In such countries, schools and firms share responsibility for providing technical and vocational education, a model often called the 'dual system of vocational training and…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Vocational Education, Apprenticeships, Partnerships in Education
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Clark, Martyn; Zukas, Miriam – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
It is assumed in the current policy environment that higher education should lead to graduate employability, although understandings of employability are generally limited. In this paper, we discuss issues relating to graduate employability with reference to a case study of an information technology (IT) student progressing to a graduate role in…
Descriptors: Social Theories, Employment Potential, Social Capital, Case Studies
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Gekara, Victor Oyaro; Bloor, Michael; Sampson, Helen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
Vocational education and training (VET) concerns the cultivation and development of specific skills and competencies, in addition to broad underpinning knowledge relating to paid employment. VET assessment is, therefore, designed to determine the extent to which a trainee has effectively acquired the knowledge, skills, and competencies required by…
Descriptors: Marine Education, Occupational Safety and Health, Computer Assisted Testing, Vocational Education
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Morris, Theresa Mary – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This paper explores the experiences of teaching assistants studying for a Foundation degree programme and the perceived impacts such a programme has on their job role and self-esteem. A review of the related literature gave rise to three research questions that were addressed via focus groups with teaching assistants employed across four different…
Descriptors: Focus Groups, Program Effectiveness, Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education
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McGrath, Simon – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2007
This study explores the relationships between globalisation and education and training through an examination of certain transnational corporations operating in the automotive sector in South Africa. The automotive industry is an important source of improvements in both the quality and quantity of skills in South Africa. This sector was the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Corporations, Industrialization, Vocational Education
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Mccord, Anna – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
This article explores the ability of the training and work experience offered under public works programmes to promote employment in South Africa. Public works are a key component of South African labour market policy and are ascribed considerable potential in terms of addressing the core challenge of unemployment. However, despite this policy…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Criticism, Work Experience, Unemployment
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Tanggaard, Lene – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
This article considers teaching and learning as a collaborative enterprise in the workplace. The empirical data have been extracted from a field study among apprentices engaged in electromechanical vocational training and education in a major Danish industrial company. Typically, studies of apprenticeship learning do not view aspects of teaching…
Descriptors: Team Teaching, Vocational Education, Cooperative Learning, Teacher Collaboration
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Yan, Wenfan; Goubeaud, Karleen; Fry, Carol – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
Reforms funded by the School-to-Work Opportunities Act (STWOA) were enacted to help USA students learn career-related skills and prepare for entry into careers or post-secondary education. Information about the effectiveness of these reforms is critical to address students' career preparation needs and inform future policy. Yet few quantitative…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Education Work Relationship, Qualitative Research, Student Surveys
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Paterson, Andrew; Du Toit, Jacques L. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2005
The South African workforce is characterised by racial, gender, occupational and sectoral unevenness in the distribution of skills, employment and training opportunities. This article considers how enterprise training in South Africa contributes to ameliorating, sustaining or exacerbating such inequalities. Using data from the National Skills…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Racial Segregation, Educational Opportunities, Job Training
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Rolle, Julie – Journal of Vocational Education and Training: The Vocational Aspect of Education, 1996
Analysis of the methods used to assess one of the core skills in the General National Vocational Qualifications identifies problems with assessment: extensive recordkeeping, lack of coherence, and preoccupation with what students can do instead of what they can do well. (SK)
Descriptors: Evaluation Methods, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Vocational Education