ERIC Number: ED476323
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Reference Count: N/A
Matching Skill Needs to Training Provision in the Electrotechnical Industry. Project Final Report.
Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
A project examined skills shortages and gaps in the electrotechnical industry and to what extent stakeholders' training provision was addressing them in two areas in England--the eastern region, and Liverpool with the Wirral peninsula in the northwest. The national training organization called the National Electrotechnical Training (NET) and work-based learning providers were of particular interest. Findings on partnership issues indicated organizations involved in training varied in size and role, and it was found to be problematic when stakeholders competed for recruits while contracting with each other for provision. Other findings related to declining recruitment, deficiencies in the corporate culture, effects of colleges' wider responsibilities and the impact of funding. Findings on skill needs indicated NET had difficulty influencing training provision, and the main learning needs were updating of knowledge of regulations and legislation, maintaining and updating technology and workers' knowledge of it, and knowledge of how to manage people. Other findings were communication problems in the sector, skill gaps, skills shortages, and recruitment difficulties. Findings on provision or learning opportunities indicated problems in changes in qualifications, training relevance, responding to demand and gaps in provision, responsiveness to industry needs, progression and coherence, and integrated provision. A range of solutions were offered to solve recruitment difficulties, including using online learning, improving employers' knowledge of funding for training, and providing awards for students choosing to go into engineering. (YLB)
Descriptors: Admission (School), Adult Education, Colleges, Continuing Education, Developed Nations, Education Work Relationship, Educational Cooperation, Educational Needs, Electricians, Electronic Technicians, Electronics Industry, Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Job Training, Labor Market, Postsecondary Education, Recruitment, School Business Relationship, Technical Education
Learning and Skills Development Agency, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London W1F 7LS, United Kingdom (Ref. No. 1298R, free). Tel: 020 7297 9000; Fax: 020 7297 9001; Web site: http://www.lsda.org.uk/home.asp. For full text: http://www.lsda.org.uk/files/PDF/1298R.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Learning and Skills Council, Coventry (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency, London (England).
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)