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ERIC Number: EJ1082270
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1363-6820
Technicians under the Microscope: The Training and Skills of University Laboratory and Engineering Workshop Technicians
Lewis, Paul A.; Gospel, Howard
Journal of Vocational Education and Training, v67 n4 p421-441 2015
The UK government aims to increase both the number, and also the status, of workers with intermediate-level skills, with a view to creating a "modern class of technicians" who can help to bolster economic growth and prosperity. This article considers the prospects for such a policy by focusing on one particular, but neglected, group of technicians, namely those who work in university laboratories and workshops. Data from English universities are used to shed light on the recruitment, training, skills, qualifications and career prospects of technicians. Factors shaping employer decisions about recruitment and training are examined, in the context of broader human resource management arrangements and the development of a new technician registration scheme.
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom
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