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ERIC Number: EJ1132791
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0018-1609
Making the "Third Stream", Mainstream: Facilitating Effective Higher Education-Employer Engagement in Workforce Development
Petrov, Georgy; Southall, Jane; Bolden, Richard
Higher Education Review, v48 n3 p75-99 2016
In the past decade successive UK governments have placed a strong emphasis on, and renewed interest in, the role of higher education in skills development. In the light of recent skills policy developments in England and drawing upon the findings of an empirical qualitative study of specific workforce development initiatives and previous research, this paper identifies and analyses key factors that facilitate and/or hinder effective higher education-employer engagement activities. The lessons learned and suggested recommendations will be of interest and value to both higher education institutions and employers in establishing and, more importantly, sustaining, effective workforce development partnerships.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)
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