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ERIC Number: ED502026
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 80
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 49
An Investigation of Vocational Progression Pathways for Young People and Adults in Building Crafts and Hospitality CoVEs. A London Case Study
Williams, Ruth; Yarrow, Karen
Learning and Skills Development Agency (NJ1)
Centres of Vocational Excellence (CoVEs) deliver specialist vocational provision with a focus on increasing learner numbers at Level 3. They aim to produce skilled and appropriately qualified workers to meet the needs of the economy by enhancing the skills and careers of those already in work, the employability of new entrants to the labor market and the employment prospects of those seeking work. CoVEs work closely with business and industry to deliver industry-relevant, economically important provision of a high standard; they also work with other providers and communities. There are around 60 CoVEs, or prospective CoVEs, in London. The principal aim of this project is to explore how vocational pathways have been developed and enhanced in two occupational areas --building crafts and hospitality--among 14-19 year olds and employed adults in London. The project identifies how well the selected CoVEs have performed against various factors. Specifically, the project sought to ascertain how well CoVEs have performed in the provision of vocational progression pathways; the impact of CoVEs on learners and their participation; the development of external relationships; and the likely impact of the 2012 Olympics Games on employment and skills needs. Appended to this report are: (1) literature identified for the review; (2) list of building crafts and hospitality CoVEs participating in the project; (3) list of CoVE employer organizations interviewed; (4) list of CoVE partner organizations interviewed; (5) project steering committee members; and (6) limitations of the research. A glossary is included. (Contains 12 tables.) [This report was produced with Anthony Hudson and Maki Kimura.]
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Learning and Skills Council, Coventry (England).
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Development Agency
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)