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ERIC Number: EJ837708
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 10
ISSN: ISSN-0304-3797
An Evaluation of the Impact of a Year in Industry Scheme
Smith, Nicholas; Monk, Martin
European Journal of Engineering Education, v30 n2 p181-190 May 2005
This paper reports a survey of the progress of participants in a year in industry scheme for A' level graduates in the UK typically aged 18/19. The scheme involves spending a supervised year in industry prior to a degree programme in engineering. The evidence shows that the year in industry: has a beneficial effect on the degree classification of the academically weaker participants, but little effect on the stronger; encourages all participants to take up further study; provides participants with a more positive picture of industry and engineering; but does not provide greater motivation to enter industry; provides greater financial remuneration in the world of work than would otherwise be the case. These results can be interpreted in terms of the way young people weigh the benefits of different career paths. Our hypothesis is that this involves moving to situations where they are more likely to be treated as adults. (Contains 7 tables and 2 charts.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom