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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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Latina, Joelle – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
How established is the horizontal permeability between modes of vocational education and training (VET) in Switzerland? Formally encouraged by the Swiss law on VET, horizontal permeability refers to transitions across VET modes, i.e. between dual and school-based VET. This paper first discusses why horizontal permeability is indeed relevant and…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Foreign Countries, Grade 9, Middle School Students
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Beicht, Ursula; Walden, G√ľnter – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The topic of the present paper is how successful young people from a migration background in Germany are in making the transition to initial vocational education and training (VET). Particular emphasis is placed on interactions with social origin and gender. The analyses are based on the 2011 BIBB Transitional Study, a representative survey of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Migrant Education, Transitional Programs
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Wheelahan, Leesa; Moodie, Gavin – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2017
The links between vocational qualifications and occupational destinations are weak in many Anglophone countries, even though the explicit purpose of vocational qualifications is to prepare individuals for occupations. Using Australia and Canada as case studies, this is explained at three levels of analysis: at the national level by systems of…
Descriptors: Vocational Education, Employment Qualifications, Case Studies, Education Work Relationship
Pillay, Hitendra; Watters, James J.; Hoff, Lutz; Flynn, Matthew – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
Internationally, the delivery of vocational education and training is being challenged by increasing skills shortages in certain industries and/or rapidly changing skill requirements. To respond to this challenge, rigid and centralised state bureaucracies are increasingly adopting partnerships between schools and industry as a strategy to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Case Studies, Vocational Education, Job Skills
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Brahm, Taiga; Euler, Dieter; Steingruber, Daniel – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2014
The transition from school to vocational education and training is becoming more difficult for an increasing number of adolescents. Despite the growing significance of "interim solutions" (IS) shaping the pathway after compulsory education, there is hardly any research. This study aims at contributing to this research gap by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Transitional Programs, Adolescents
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Walden, Gunter; Troltsch, Klaus – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
The apprenticeship training system in Germany, where training takes place in both private companies and vocational schools, has traditionally played an outstanding role in the development of young skilled workers. However, particularly since the start of the new millennium, the chances of smooth transition from secondary school to an…
Descriptors: Vocational Schools, Apprenticeships, Skilled Workers, Foreign Countries
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Kammermann, Marlise; Stalder, Barbara E.; Hattich, Achim – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2011
Educational policy is asked to support young people in their successful transition from education to employment. In Switzerland, a two-year apprenticeship with Federal VET Certificate was established in 2002 aimed at increasing the employability of low-achieving school leavers. It is a low-threshold VET programme offering standardised vocational…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Foreign Countries
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Thompson, Ron – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2010
This paper presents research findings on practitioners working with young people on Entry to Employment (E2E) programmes in the north of England. E2E continues a long tradition of work-related learning for unemployed school leavers for whom other forms of education or training are deemed unsuitable, and is part of the UK government's strategy for…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Young Adults, Dropouts, Unemployment
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Behrens, Martina; Pilz, Matthias; Greuling, Oliver – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2008
In Germany, the group of young people with the most extended transition from school to work are those achieving higher education entrance qualifications ("Abitur"), then serving an apprenticeship in the German "dual system" and later pursuing higher education. On the basis of three Anglo-German comparative studies, this article…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Labor Market, Apprenticeships, Young Adults
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Taylor, Alison – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2006
This paper explores the challenges of partnership through an examination of a high school apprenticeship program in carpentry in Ontario, Canada. Focusing on the relationships between schools, trainers, employers and government, challenges relate to the ability to coordinate the program across institutions, achieve agreement on goals, gain…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Education Work Relationship, Partnerships in Education
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Abbott-Chapman, Joan – Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 2006
Longitudinal research, conducted between 1999 and 2002, tracked the academic progress of a small sample of mature students entering the University of Tasmania, Australia, from a disadvantaged region of Tasmania to pursue degrees in accounting and education. Both quantitative and qualitative methods were used to examine the impact of alternative…
Descriptors: Technical Education, Higher Education, Adult Students, Longitudinal Studies
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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