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ERIC Number: ED454389
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 130
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-87397-699-1
Linkages between Vocational Education and Training Providers and Industry.
Choi, Jihee; Misko, Josie; Kang, Kyeong-Jong; Phan, Oanh
A study described the general and vocational education and training (VET) systems in Korea and Australia, focusing on the role of training providers and industry in the delivery of entry-level vocational education and training in both countries. The study also analyzed the nature of the linkages established between VET institutions in the two countries and their respective tourism and hospitality, electrical and electronics, and information technologies sectors. The study identified these benefits derived from industry linkages to training providers for students, training institutions, and businesses in both countries: (1) national recognition and portability of qualifications; (2) opportunities for students to develop vocational skills and awareness of occupations and organizations; (3) opportunities for businesses to influence the off-the-job training programs of their apprentices or trainees; (4) centralization of arrangements for work experience programs; (5) opportunities to recruit new employees from student trainees; and (6) opportunities to fulfill community obligations and present a positive corporate image. Policy implications were noted for each country. The study concluded that nurturing of linkages between training providers and industry in both Australia and Korea is necessary for provision of adequate and relevant skill development for students. (Contains 61 references.) (KC)
National Centre for Vocational Education Research, 252 Kensington Road, Leabrook, South Australia 5068, Australia; Tel: 08 8333 8400, Fax: 08 8331 9211, E-mail:; Web site: (Cat no.579; $27.50 Australian). For full text: or
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: National Centre for Vocational Education Research, Leabrook (Australia).; Korea Research Inst. for Vocational Education and Training, Seoul.
Identifiers - Location: Australia; South Korea