ERIC Number: ED308302
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Information Technology and the Training and Career Development of Women: The Case of Ireland. Training Discussion Paper No. 29.
This report concerns the training requirements of women workers arising from the introduction of new technology in the services sector of the Irish economy. Section 1 discusses the importance of the services sector as a source of employment for women workers. In Section 2, the structure of female employment in the services sector is explored with particular emphasis on the place of women workers in the occupational hierarchy. Section 3 contains four case studies of organizations within the services sector where new information technologies have been or are about to be introduced on an extensive scale. They cover a banking organization, a retail organization, a major public utility, and a local government agency--all of which are major employers of female workers. Section 4, on training institutions, concentrates on training programs particularly associated with new technology. Section 5 summarizes conclusions and recommends more emphasis on training and career development in negotiations concerning new technologies and inclusion of specific positive action initiatives in equal opportunities programs. (Fifteen data tables and 17 references are appended.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Career Development, Case Studies, Developed Nations, Employed Women, Foreign Countries, Information Technology, Inservice Education, Office Occupations, Office Occupations Education, Service Occupations, Staff Development, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Vocational Education
ILO Publications, International Labour Office, CH-1211, Geneva 22, Switzerland.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: International Labour Office, Geneva (Switzerland).
Identifiers - Location: Ireland