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ERIC Number: ED449345
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Feb
Pages: 28
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Trends and Issues in Vocational Training in the Republic of China on Taiwan.
Lee, Lung-Sheng
Vocational training (VT) in Taiwan is categorized into public training (PT) and enterprise training (ET). PT is provided primarily by 13 PT centers, and ET is provided in various ways. A review of the state of VT in Taiwan established that VT policies and practices are being influenced by increasing emphasis on the knowledge-based economy and government efforts to maintain low unemployment rates. The following are among eight trends in VT in Taiwan that were identified: (1) focusing on training enough knowledge workers; (2) addressing the need to close gaps between skills needed in the workplace and skills being developed in VT programs; (3) developing a more highly skilled work force; (4) increasing labor market participation among women and disadvantaged groups; (5) seeking a more flexible, more cost-effective VT delivery system; and (6) decentralizing management of the VT system. The following were among 11 issues identified as facing Taiwan's VT system: (1) moving PT systems from a supply-driven to a demand-driven mode; (2) improving employers' regard for skill certificates; and (3) adopting common VT policies and measures for all age groups. (The bibliography contains 25 references. A map showing the locations of Taiwan's public training institutions and employment service agencies is appended.) (MN)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Taiwan