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Flower, Rebecca L.; Hedley, Darren; Spoor, Jennifer R.; Dissanayake, Cheryl – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
Autistic adults are willing and able employees but face a number of barriers to gaining and maintaining meaningful employment, one of which is a lack of exposure to work experience and workplace training opportunities. A case study of an autism specific employment program is presented, which provided an opportunity for autistic candidates to learn…
Descriptors: Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Job Applicants, Adults
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Baumeler, Carmen; Lamamra, Nadia – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2019
The primary function of any firm is not to train but to produce goods and services. However, firms in collective skill formation systems, such as those in Switzerland, train apprentices in 'dual' vocational education and training programmes, where the firms become important educational actors. Generally, all training firms are coined by their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Small Businesses, Workplace Learning, Vocational Education
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Bilginsoy, Cihan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The author estimates the impacts of the local rate of unemployment and the Great Recession on the quit and graduation rates of the U.S. construction trade apprentices over the 2001-2014 period. Trade union participation in training sponsorship had a strong influence on attrition rates. The impacts of the business cycle and the Great RecessionĀ on…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Apprenticeships, Economic Climate, Business
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Tang, Lijun; Sampson, Helen – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
This paper reports on some of the findings from a study of new technology and training in shipping. It identifies the key significance of motivation in the learning process and identifies potential factors that motivate or demotivate seafarers when undertaking training about new equipment. It shows that seafarers' motivation is likely to be…
Descriptors: Semiskilled Workers, Learning Motivation, Job Training, Educational Benefits
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Bolli, Thomas; Caves, Katherine Marie; Renold, Ursula; Buergi, Jutta – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2018
The effectiveness of vocational education and training (VET) depends on the quality of interactions between the actors from the education and employment systems, which ensure the correspondence of skills supply and demand. This paper develops an instrument to measure education-employment linkage (EEL) by capturing EEL in each sub-process…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Program Effectiveness, Education Work Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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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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Agrawal, Tushar; Agrawal, Ankush – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Skill development has been a major policy agenda in several countries and there is a lot of emphasis on the promotion of vocational education and training (VET) programmes. This paper investigates the labour market outcomes of the vocationally trained population in India using the data from a nationally representative survey on employment and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Labor Market, Job Skills
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Hauer, Esther; Westerberg, Kristina; Nordlund, Annika M. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
Awareness of the mechanisms underlying training and development (T&D) programmes is crucial in creating sustainable learning conditions in organisations. The organisational and psychosocial aspects of the work environment in Swedish elderly care is the focus of this longitudinal study, and the relation between process and results of a T&D…
Descriptors: Older Adults, Work Environment, Foreign Countries, Sustainability
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Forsblom, Lara; Negrini, Lucio; Gurtner, Jean-Luc; Schumann, Stephan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2016
In the Swiss vocational education system, which is often called a "Dual System", trainees enter into an apprenticeship contract with a training company. On average, 25% of those contracts are terminated prematurely (PCT). This article examines the relationship between training companies' selection methods and PCTs. The investigation is…
Descriptors: Dropouts, Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Case Studies
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Shan, Hongxia; Liu, Zhiwen; Li, Ling – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
As industrialisation and urbanisation aggressively take hold in China, all possible labour pools are being tapped to meet the market demands. Liushou women, or women who stay behind in rural areas as their spouses join the massive migrant workforce, are one such labour pool. Vocational training has been adopted by the Chinese state as a…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Rural Areas, Womens Studies, Labor Needs
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Chankseliani, Maia; Relly, Susan James – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2015
Despite expending a great deal of public money, and after many government-led "reforms" to develop an apprenticeship system that rivals those found in other countries, the apprenticeship system in England still faces a number of challenges and failings, not least in the private training market. This paper explores the landscape of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Private Education, Educational Methods
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Wells, Ryan S.; Bills, David B.; Devlin, Maura E. – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
This paper investigates early employment influences on postsecondary expectations and enrolment for working men and women who have recently completed high school in the United States. We find that young workers still have very high expectations for postsecondary education, but that women are more likely to enrol. However, this difference is…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Postsecondary Education, Labor Force, Gender Differences
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Donovan, Jerome Denis; Maritz, Alex; McLellan, Andrew – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2013
Innovation has emerged as a core driver for the future profitability and success of the manufacturing sector, and increasingly both governments and the private sector are examining ways to support the development of innovation capabilities within organisations. In this research, we have evaluated a government-funded innovation training course…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Manufacturing Industry, Instructional Innovation, Job Training
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Lindorff, Margaret – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
This paper reports the results of a survey of more than 2000 managers examining perceptions of skills gaps in a range of Australian firms. It finds that three quarters report a skills gap, and almost one third report skills gaps across the whole organisation. Firm size and industry differences exist in perceptions of the effect of the skills gap…
Descriptors: Job Training, Achievement Gap, Skill Analysis, Skill Development
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Juul, Ida; Jorgensen, Christian Helms – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
Vocational education and training in Denmark is based on the dual system and the apprenticeship model and in many ways constitutes a success story. Since the 1930s, the social partners have had a decisive influence on the VET system through the principle of occupational self-governance, and this is a major reason why the dual system has survived…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Educational Policy, Vocational Education
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