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ERIC Number: ED508567
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-8457-2771-0
Employability Skills Examined: Ten Key Messages from LSN's Quest to Understand Employability Skills
Lanning, Jill; Martin, Rob; Villeneuve-Smith, Frank
Learning and Skills Network (NJ3)
As the phrase "Employability Skills" increasingly cropped up in speeches from august platforms, appeared in titles of conferences, peppers publications exhorting more effort for and by UK plc and formed the title of an increasing number of qualifications, Learning and Skills Network (LSN) has been intrigued to find out more about this seemingly innocuous phrase. This short document summarises our quest over the past twelve months to understand what we mean by "employability skills"; their importance to learners and employers; and how colleges, work-based learning and other providers are tackling the issue. Our work thus far has uncovered ten key messages that practitioners and policy-makers alike might consider as they too examine employability skills. (Contains 2 figures and 16 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Learning and Skills Network
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom