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Servant-Miklos, Virginie F. C.; Dewar, Eleanor F. A.; Bøgelund, Pia – European Journal of Engineering Education, 2021
Many blue-collar jobs, most of which are performed by men, are likely to be displaced by automation. These workers will, therefore, need to be retrained and reskilled, many of them choosing for engineering education as mature students. This paper uses Interpretive Phenomenological Analysis to draw a complex portrait of the experience of…
Descriptors: Blue Collar Occupations, Working Class, Adults, Males
UK Department for Education, 2021
The United Kingdom (UK) Government has committed to the creation of a National Retraining Scheme, which will aim to prepare workers for future changes to the economy, including through automation, to retrain into better jobs. This will help to address challenges to the economy, including automation and advances in technology that are changing the…
Descriptors: Adult Students, Decision Making, Foreign Countries, Access to Education
UK Department for Education, 2021
Starting this Parliament, the United Kingdom (UK) Government is providing £2.5 billion (£3 billion when including Barnett funding for devolved administrations) for a new National Skills Fund (NSF). This is a significant investment which has the potential to deliver new opportunities to generations of adults who may have been previously left…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Training, Retraining, Job Skills
UK Department for Education, 2021
Starting this Parliament, the United Kingdom (UK) Government is providing £2.5 billion (£3 billion when including Barnett funding for devolved administrations) for a new National Skills Fund (NSF) to help adults learn valuable skills and prepare for the economy of the future. The NSF builds on extensive user research and engagement with local…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Training, Retraining, National Programs
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Liu, Xiang; Murphy, Diane – Information Systems Education Journal, 2021
Today's organizations are operating in a volatile, uncertain and complex digital environment. The outbreak of COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated this situation. There is an urgent need for organizations to acquire a new generation of business and technology professionals that not only possess in-depth and current disciplinary specialization…
Descriptors: Nontraditional Education, Educational Strategies, Retraining, Labor Force Development
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Mkrttchian, Vardan; Rozhkova, Liliya; Salnikova, Olga; Vlazneva, Svetlana – International Journal of Virtual and Personal Learning Environments, 2021
The problem of educational potential and work potential is multifaceted. First, it is necessary to increase their rational use for sustainable development of the country. Secondly, the value components of educational potential and work potential of young people are unstable and contradictory. This fact leads to socio-cultural features and has an…
Descriptors: Unemployment, Out of School Youth, Adolescents, Young Adults
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Leshem, Shosh; Carmel, Rivi; Badash, Merav; Topaz, Beverley – Australian Journal of Teacher Education, 2021
Teachers' shortage has become a critical issue in most countries in the world. One of the solutions has been the initiation of short-term teacher education programmes which attract adult career changers who enter the programme with prior working experiences and world knowledge. However, the process of transferring previous knowledge is challenging…
Descriptors: Transformative Learning, Attitude Change, Teaching (Occupation), Career Change
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Anamova, Rushana R.; Bykov, Leonid V.; Kozorez, Dmitri A. – Education Sciences, 2020
A new methodology is proposed for designing professional retraining programs for aviation, rocket, and space industry employees, focused on the formation of the necessary competencies. The novelty of the proposed method is in the formalization of the design process and the use of digital technologies. The advantage is the use of a modular…
Descriptors: Retraining, Program Design, Competency Based Education, Flight Training
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Noble, Christy; Billett, Stephen; Armit, Lyn; Collier, Leigh; Hilder, Joanne; Sly, Christine; Molloy, Elizabeth – Advances in Health Sciences Education, 2020
Feedback can improve students' learning and performance on clinical placements, yet students are often dissatisfied with the process. Attempts to improve feedback frequently focus on faculty development programs without addressing learners' capabilities to engage with feedback. For feedback to be effective, students need to understand its…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Medical Students, Feedback (Response), Instructional Effectiveness
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Finkel, Ed – Community College Journal, 2020
Rural areas depend upon community colleges to train people for the fields that match their regions' current and growing needs. To do so, these colleges must keep abreast of the employment trends in their area, be aware of where jobs have been lost and where they are being gained and determine how to recruit students who might be reluctant to be…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Employment, Education Work Relationship, Community Colleges
Schaberg, Kelsey – MDRC, 2020
While the COVID-19 pandemic has led to high unemployment rates overall, low-wage workers have been hit particularly hard. It is likely that many of the jobs lost as a result of the current recession will never return, even as new jobs are created. Some job seekers may have to learn new skills so they can find employment in a new field. Sector…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Job Training, Retraining
Learning and Work Institute, 2020
There is a growing need for people to upskill and retrain throughout their working lives in response to technological and economic changes. Employees need to adapt and take on board new information and ways of working, but may lack confidence in their skills to be able to keep pace with their employer's business. Addressing literacy, numeracy and…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Job Training, Retraining, Foreign Countries
Cedefop - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training, 2020
This paper, jointly prepared by Cedefop and the ETF, aims to inform the next steps in VET policy- making at EU level, including the Osnabruck declaration expected to be discussed by ministers in the autumn of 2020. It puts forward key challenges and opportunities for VET which have emerged from the intelligence, research and evidence collected…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Educational Policy, Policy Formation
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Dikhtyar, Oksana; Cummins, Phyllis Ann; McGrew, Kathryn; Bahr, Peter Riley – Grantee Submission, 2020
To remain competitive in the labor market, many middle-aged and older adults need to upgrade existing or learn new skills through occupational training and education. Furthermore, as compared with the past, employers now are more willing to hire older workers after completing a credential due to a low unemployment rate. Moreover, employers often…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Educational Strategies, Outcomes of Education, Labor Market
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Bramblett, Sandra – New Directions for Institutional Research, 2020
Human resources (HR) represent the most significant investment on most of our college campuses in terms of time and financial resources. The importance of good data about the workforce begins with establishing a need for a new position. That need for data continues with recruiting, hiring, training, promoting, retaining (or not), and retiring…
Descriptors: Institutional Research, Human Resources, Evidence Based Practice, Decision Making
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