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Siekmann, Gitta; Korbel, Patrick – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2016
Current definitions of STEM skills are inconsistent and not specific enough to inform education and skill policies and initiatives, potentially leading to a number of unsubstantiated and uncoordinated responses. There is a danger of generating a domestic oversupply of graduates in science, mathematics, engineering and technology while ignoring the…
Descriptors: STEM Education, Technical Education, Vocational Education, Job Skills
Ridoutt, Lee; Dutneall, Ralph; Hummel, Kevin; Smith, Chris Selby – 2002
The quantitative relationship between factors previously identified as affecting the extent and intensity of training within organizations was explored through a survey of companies in Australia's entertainment and process manufacturing sectors. A self-completion questionnaire was mailed first to a sample of 446 companies across Australia (112 of…
Descriptors: Competition, Economic Change, Economic Climate, Employment Practices