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Hellne-Halvorsen, Ellen Beate; Lahn, Leif Christian; Nore, Haege – Vocations and Learning, 2021
This article analyzes the writing competence of Norwegian students and apprentices in three professions: Healthcare, industrial mechanics and electricians. The research forms part of a large-scale assessment project in vocational education and training (VET). A subset of 108 written test-answers were subjected to an explorative analysis focusing…
Descriptors: Writing Skills, Competence, Apprenticeships, Vocational Education
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Nahulae, Eva Monika; Zamtinah – Journal of Education and Learning (EduLearn), 2020
Outdoor learning model of learning is one alternative to reduce the level of saturation in learning, especially learning the practice in vocational high schools. Outdoor learning models can connect students to deal directly with the world of entrepreneurship so that teachers can teach entrepreneurial values easily. Outdoor learning can link the…
Descriptors: Outdoor Education, Instructional Effectiveness, Vocational High Schools, High School Students
Smith, Tara – Jobs for the Future, 2019
This case study shares findings from the evaluation of the Accelerating Career and Technical Education (CTE) program at Southeast Kentucky Community & Technical College (SKCTC) (Cumberland, Kentucky). It provides details on student outcomes and the college's lessons learned, and concludes with information on how the college will build from its…
Descriptors: Acceleration (Education), Adult Vocational Education, Community Colleges, Two Year College Students
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2017
Community colleges always have played an integral role in training workers for infrastructure- and transportation-related fields like truck driving, construction, welding and electrical work. If the $1 trillion infrastructure package proposed by President Donald Trump comes to pass, these fields will grow significantly, at least for a while, which…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Job Training, Federal Programs, Skill Development
Boyd, James L. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
The purpose of this quasi-experimental quantitative study was to investigate whether online interactive simulations would provide a positive improvement in learners' ability to apply critical thinking skills in a dangerous work environment. The course in which an improvement in critical thinking skills was the target outcome was a course which…
Descriptors: Learning Processes, Retention (Psychology), Online Courses, Training
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Roskvas, Ihor – Comparative Professional Pedagogy, 2017
The article deals with the issues of modern approaches to training competitive locksmiths-electricians and the influence of effective management on the process of vocational training. The modern labour market needs concerning vocational training of highly qualified workers have been analyzed. The concept of a competitive worker has been revealed…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Building Trades, Electrical Occupations
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Hernández, Yasmin; Pérez-Ramírez, Miguel; Zatarain-Cabada, Ramon; Barrón-Estrada, Lucia; Alor-Hernández, Giner – Educational Technology & Society, 2016
Electrical tests involve high risk; therefore utility companies require highly qualified electricians and efficient training. Recently, training for electrical tests has been supported by virtual reality systems; nonetheless, these training systems are not yet adaptive. We propose a b-learning model to support adaptive and distance training. The…
Descriptors: Models, Computer Simulation, Distance Education, Teaching Methods
Tanaka, Eduardo H.; Paludo, Juliana A.; Cordeiro, Carlúcio S.; Domingues, Leonardo R.; Gadbem, Edgar V.; Euflausino, Adriana – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2015
Usually, distribution electricians are called upon to solve technical problems found in electrical substations. In this project, we apply problem-based learning to a training program for electricians, with the help of a virtual reality environment that simulates a real substation. Using this virtual substation, users may safely practice maneuvers…
Descriptors: Computer Simulation, Electrical Occupations, Skilled Workers, Energy
Wheelahan, Leesa; Buchanan, John; Yu, Serena – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2015
This is the final report in the three-year program of research "Vocations: The Link between Post-Compulsory Education and the Labour Market," which investigated the educational and occupational paths people take and how their study relates to their work. This report synthesises the findings of the three different strands: pathways from…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Vocational Education, Higher Education, Labor Market
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Ogbuanya, T. C.; Owodunni, A. S. – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This study was designed to determine the effect of reflective inquiry instructional technique on achievement of students in Technical Colleges. The study adopted a pre-test, post-test, non-equivalent control group, quasi-experimental research design which involved groups of students in their intact class assigned to experimental group and control…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Reflection, Inquiry, Active Learning
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Eze, Ogwa Christopher – Journal of Education and Practice, 2015
This research was conducted to ascertain teachers' and students perception of instructional supervision in relation to capacity building in electrical installation trade in technical colleges. Three research questions and a null hypothesis were employed to guide the study. Descriptive survey was adopted. A 23-item questionnaire was used to elicit…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Teacher Supervision
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Wong, Siew Chin; Mohd Rasdi, Roziah – European Journal of Training and Development, 2015
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to examine the effects of individually related variables and the moderating role of career strategies on protean career among professionals in Malaysian Electrical & Electronics (E & E) industry. Design/methodology/approach: Research data were gathered from a sample of 306 of professional employees in…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Industry, Career Development, Professional Personnel
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Kopatz, Susanne; Pilz, Matthias – International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training, 2015
This paper analyses the returns to education of specific occupations in Canada. The purpose is to scrutinize whether and in how far academic and vocational education do differ in monetary benefits regarding individual returns. Therefore, two different methodologies of calculation are used to compute the concrete returns to education. As a result…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis, College Graduates
Onweh, Vincent E.; Akpan, Udeme Timothy – International Journal of Educational Administration and Policy Studies, 2014
The study investigated the effects of instructional strategies on students' academic performance in Electrical Installation in Technical Colleges in Akwa Ibom State. Instructional skills are the most specific category of teaching behaviours. A non-equivalent control group quasi experimental design was adopted for the study. Four intact classes…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Academic Achievement, Instructional Innovation, Educational Strategies
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Tang, Wendy; Westgate, Charles; Liu, Pao-Lo; Gouzman, Michael – Journal of Educational Technology Systems, 2014
The Online Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering is a collaborative effort among three University Centers at SUNY (State University of New York), namely Stony Brook, Binghamton, and Buffalo. The program delivers the complete electrical engineering curriculum at the bachelor level to students online and asynchronously. Students, however,…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Study, Online Courses, Web Based Instruction, Electronic Learning
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