ERIC Number: ED441164
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Information and Communication Technologies on Vocational Competencies and Training. Case Studies in Italy, France and Spain. Synthesis Report. CEDEFOP Panorama.
Gatti, Mario; Gonzalez, Lazaro Garcia; Mereu, Maria Grazia; Tagliaferro, Claudio
This study is a consolidation of the findings acquired in the course of three parallel surveys conducted in France, Italy, and Spain on the impact of new technologies in the telecommunications and administration/office sectors. Data are from an ad hoc interview questionnaire directed at the people in charge of functional areas of the firm and managers of human resources and training. Chapters 2-5 focus on the following four factors that were analyzed in the interviews: the development of company strategies, organizational changes, and the criteria adopted in the choice of technological solutions; the influence of those changes on the competence of the typical practitioners identified in an earlier study; the trends in occupations and vocational competence; and the impact of technologies on vocational training. Chapter 6 makes recommendations on training and the development of skills in a context of technological change. It identifies these four basic skills for working in an information technology context: a sense of personal initiative and creativity; social skills and the ability to work as a team; organizational skills and a system-wide view of organizations; and fluidity in spoken and written language. The report also suggests a social plan to back plans for technological innovation, new content of continuing training, and innovative practices for organizations. (Contains a 46-item bibliography.) (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Business Administration, Case Studies, Developed Nations, Foreign Countries, Human Resources, Information Technology, Job Skills, Job Training, Office Occupations, Organizational Change, Postsecondary Education, Secondary Education, Technological Advancement, Technology Transfer, Telecommunications, Vocational Education
CEDEFOP, P.O. Box 22427, Thessaloniki, 55102, Greece. Web site: http://www.cedefop.gr.
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, Thessaloniki (Greece).
Identifiers - Location: France; Italy; Spain