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ERIC Number: EJ923150
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-0040-0912
Pre-Employment Course: A Partnership for Success?
Pepper, Ian K.; McGrath, Ruth
Education & Training, v52 n3 p245-254 2010
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the benefits of pre-employment education and training and its impact on the students' choice of career paths. It focuses on a programme delivered in partnership between Teesside University and a North East Police Force, and provides a model for future pre-employment education and training. Design/methodology/approach: The paper describes the formation of a partnership approach to the delivery of a pre-employment programme, and researches its impact on decisions for career selection. Findings: Research evaluation offers evidence to support the hypothesis that a pre-employment programme can significantly impact on decision making when changing or selecting career paths. It also emphasises the value of taking a partnership approach in delivery and content. Practical implications: The paper could provide a model for pre-employment education and training programmes in other work-based fields. A key feature in this model is the partnership approach when determining content and delivery, which in turn provides students with first hand insights into a variety of police-related occupations. Originality/value: The paper focuses on the impact of taking a partnership approach to programme content and delivery. The findings support the benefits to students of a university and police partnership when informing learners of their possible future career paths. (Contains 5 tables.)
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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