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Pitt, Rachael; Mewburn, Inger – Journal of Higher Education Policy and Management, 2016
For over a decade, debate has raged about the nature and purpose of the PhD, including its role as preparation for working in academia. Academic work has changed a great deal in the last 60¬†years, yet our doctoral curriculum has remained relatively static. While there is increasing interest in matching PhD programmes to "real world"…
Descriptors: Occupational Information, Content Analysis, Doctoral Degrees, College Faculty
Gonyea, Jacob Patrick – ProQuest LLC, 2012
The city of Las Vegas, Nevada has experienced a slowdown in tourism, a drop in property taxes and consolidated tax revenue used to support the city's operating budget, and a lack of economic diversification. Because of these changes, the ability of displaced workers to learn marketable employment skills continues to be an important issue for the…
Descriptors: Dislocated Workers, Job Skills, Mixed Methods Research, Comparative Analysis
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Mirchandani, Kiran – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2012
Purpose: This paper aims to focus on the communications skills training given to transnational call center workers in India whose jobs involve providing customer service to Western customers. Emotion work is a key component of customer service jobs, and this work is constructed as an important soft skill. Design/methodology/approach: Between 2002…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Communication Skills, Telecommunications
Muller, Normann; Behringer, Friederike – OECD Publishing (NJ1), 2012
This paper provides an overview of the available information concerning selected policy instruments intended to promote employer-provided training, including the stated rationale and objectives, the target groups and operational design as well as a at a summary of the evaluative evidence regarding their operation. The analysis focuses on policy…
Descriptors: Incentives, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Grants
Reese Ward, Tonya Maria – ProQuest LLC, 2010
Scope and Method of Study: The purpose of this study was to use industry experts to identify critical skills or competencies perceived by the legal profession to be required by competent team members in the legal office environment. Specifically, this study focused on fulfilling this purpose in the context of urban Oklahoma, where a large number…
Descriptors: Lawyers, Work Environment, Office Occupations, Job Skills
Healy, Joshua; Mavromaras, Kostas; Sloane, Peter J. – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2012
Although skill shortages are often portrayed as a significant problem for the Australian economy, there is surprisingly little evidence about their prevalence, causes and consequences. It is difficult to find robust evidence about where skill shortages occur, why they occur, what businesses try to do about them and whether their responses are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Economics, Longitudinal Studies, Data Analysis
Maria i Serrano, Josep F. – European Journal of Vocational Training, 2006
In-company training undertaken by vocational students can be a very good opportunity to acquire skills; but it is also a very delicate process. The author, who examined the traineeships of students in formal vocational training in Catalonia as part of his doctoral thesis in economics, understands skills acquisition as an interactive process…
Descriptors: Labor Market, Adult Vocational Education, School Business Relationship, On the Job Training
Fersterer, Josef; Pischke, Jorn-Steffen; Winter-Ebmer, Rudolf – Centre for the Economics of Education (NJ1), 2008
Little is known about the payoffs to apprenticeship training in the German speaking countries for the participants. OLS estimates suggest that the returns are similar to those of other types of schooling. However, there is a lot of heterogeneity in the types of apprenticeships offered, and institutional descriptions suggest that there might be an…
Descriptors: Evidence, Apprenticeships, Foreign Countries, Experiential Learning
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Ryba, Ken; Selby, Linda; Brown, Roy – Down Syndrome Research and Practice, 2004
This study was undertaken to explore the use of a digital camera for mental imagery training of a vocational task with two young adult men with Down syndrome. The results indicate that these particular men benefited from the use of a collaborative training process that involved mental imagery for learning a series of photocopying operations. An…
Descriptors: Photography, Imagery, Down Syndrome, Adult Vocational Education
Collier, Pam; King, Sharijn; Lawrence, Kate; Nangala, Irene; Nangala, Marilyn; Schaber, Evelyn; Young, Metta; Guenther, John; Oster, John – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2007
As part of a project funded by the National Centre for Vocational Education and Research (NCVER) and the Desert Knowledge CRC (DKCRC), the "Growing the desert" research team have conducted a broad-ranging analysis of the role of formal and non-formal training opportunities that lead to employment and enterprise opportunities in the…
Descriptors: Indigenous Populations, Foreign Countries, Vocational Education, Innovation
Telger, Natasha; Foster, John C. – Techniques: Connecting Education and Careers (J1), 2011
This article describes one assessment that provides a college- and career-ready individual for employers. In Illinois, workNet is the state's primary online workforce development Web site and resource for Workforce Investment Act services. With help from NOCTI, workNet offers assessments that identify the skills and interests of participants,…
Descriptors: Credentials, Labor Force Development, Education Work Relationship, Program Descriptions
Ferrier, Fran – Centre for the Economics of Education and Training, Monash University, 2005
This paper reports on a Centre for the Economics of Education and Training (CEET) project that explored policies, programs and other initiatives by Australia's states and territories to support innovation, and to build vocational education and training (VET) capability to respond to its effects on skill needs. The project was undertaken in late…
Descriptors: Research and Development, Industry, Economics, Foreign Countries