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ERIC Number: EJ870278
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 19
ISSN: ISSN-1360-3736
Vocational Education and Training and Employer Engagement: An Industry-Led Sectoral System in the Netherlands
Sung, Johnny
International Journal of Training and Development, v14 n1 p16-31 Mar 2010
The overall objective of this paper is to determine, through a qualitative case study of the Dutch sectoral training system, factors associated with successful employer engagement. As well as examining the key features of the Dutch approach to vocational education and training (VET), the article makes a number of specific arguments: (1) employer "buy-in" is crucial to the success of the sectoral approach to VET; (2) simply establishing a system of sector-based training bodies (e.g. skills councils) does not guarantee effective employer engagement; and (3) to make sectoral training work, especially in countries where a "supply-led" system dominates, a fundamental reform is required in areas such as funding, qualification structure, leadership and system support.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Netherlands