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Florida, Richard – Chronicle of Higher Education, 2013
Everyone has an opinion about technology. Depending on whom you ask, it will either: a) Liberate us from the drudgery of everyday life, rescue us from disease and hardship, and enable the unimagined flourishing of human civilization; or b) Take away our jobs, leave us broke, purposeless, and miserable, and cause civilization as we know it to…
Descriptors: Robotics, Social Change, Computer Attitudes, Influence of Technology
Siekmann, Gitta; Fowler, Craig – National Centre for Vocational Education Research (NCVER), 2017
The digital revolution and automation are accelerating changes in the labour market and in workplace skills, changes that are further affected by fluctuations in international and regional economic cycles and employment opportunity. These factors pose a universal policy challenge for all advanced economies and governments. In the workplace, people…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Skill Development, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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Antonio, Amy; Tuffley, David – International Association for Development of the Information Society, 2017
Undergraduate students entering university arrive with certain expectations as to how their degree program will equip them to enter the world of work. Students are aware of the competitive nature of the modern day labor market and, as seen in this study, there is a majority belief that their program of choice and the good reputation of the…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, College Freshmen, Student Educational Objectives, Competition
Collegiate Employment Research Institute, 2016
Key findings from 2016-17 are presented in this research brief. Data has been broken into the release of employer information into a series of short briefs, which are presented as parts of this series. Nearly 200 career service centers from around the country invited their employers to participate in this study. Approximately 4,350 employers…
Descriptors: Recruitment, Trend Analysis, Personnel Selection, Majors (Students)
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Kelly, Robert E., IV – Community & Junior College Libraries, 2003
The experiences of a first-time community college library director during the initial three months on the job are detailed. The process of automation software migration is used as a vehicle for demonstrating activities performed to improve knowledge. Marketing, customer service, and identification of core library supporters are addressed. Concern…
Descriptors: Community Colleges, College Libraries, Library Administration, Library Personnel
Cullinane, Carl; Montacute, Rebecca – Sutton Trust, 2017
Essential life skills such as confidence, motivation, resilience and communication are associated with better academic outcomes and better prospects in the workplace, and there is an increasing emphasis on their value, given labour market trends towards automation. While 'character' has traditionally been at the centre of British private school…
Descriptors: Daily Living Skills, Skill Development, Self Control, Self Esteem
Winthrop, Rebecca; McGivney, Eileen – Center for Universal Education at The Brookings Institution, 2017
Today, examples of rapid, non-linear progress--sometimes called leapfrogging--are evident in a number of sectors. Often, these instances are most obvious in the developing world, where in telecommunications or banking, for example, whole phases of infrastructure and institution-building that other countries had to go through have been by-passed by…
Descriptors: Educational Innovation, Educational Improvement, Educational Change, Change Strategies
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Warraich, Nosheen Fatima; Ameen, Kanwal – Education for Information, 2011
This paper explores the perceptions of Library and Information Science (LIS) graduates about their learning outcomes in the Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) programme at the University of the Punjab and their employment outcomes in the marketplace. Why do LIS graduates choose librarianship as a profession in Pakistan? What is their…
Descriptors: Information Science Education, Graduates, Information Science, Foreign Countries
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Smith, Nicole – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2011
No one has had it worse than the Midwest. Job losses in the "great recession" of 2007 spared no region, but the bulk of industries hardest hit were in the Midwestern states. This is the second of a series of reports detailing the job and educational demand prospects for workers, by major census regions. When compared to all other…
Descriptors: Postsecondary Education, Skilled Occupations, Industry, Education Work Relationship
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Cunningham, Joseph – Critical Studies in Education, 2016
Despite the world slowly recovering from the 2008 recession and reducing levels of unemployment, the problem of underemployment persists. Underemployment is a problematic work status determined by an array of factors, including hours worked, comparative wages, and various subjective elements. This particular employment condition is affecting a…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Underemployment, Education Work Relationship, Job Skills
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Mulder, Martin – Journal of European Industrial Training, 1989
A study collected information about office automation trends, office personnel job profiles, and existing curricula. A curriculum conference was held to design and validate a modular curriculum for office automation. (SK)
Descriptors: Curriculum Design, Information Technology, Learning Modules, Office Automation
Glasmeier, Amy; Salant, Priscilla – Carsey Institute, 2006
Global economic competition and other factors have cost rural America 1.5 million jobs in the past six years. This brief analyzes job displacement figures from around the country between 1997 and 2003. The loss of rural jobs was particularly large in the manufacturing sector, and the rate of loss was higher in the rural Northeast than in the rest…
Descriptors: Rural Areas, Urban Areas, Manufacturing, Dislocated Workers
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Xu, Hong – Library Resources & Technical Services, 1996
Compares and analyzes job advertisements for catalogers and reference librarians in academic libraries from 1971 to 1990 to trace the impact of automation on job requirements and qualifications. Findings indicate that computer skills are needed, and there are more entry-level jobs being posted for both groups. (Author/JMV)
Descriptors: Academic Libraries, Comparative Analysis, Computer Literacy, Employment Qualifications
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Velazquez, Carlos; Cardona-Martinez, Nelson; Velazquez, Edwin – Chemical Engineering Education, 2010
The pressure on world-wide manufacturing industries to meet tougher demands and regulations has forced companies to focus on improving manufacturing using tools like process automation. This focus requires better-prepared students. The process control course of the Department of Chemical Engineering at the University of Puerto Rico at Mayaguez has…
Descriptors: Manufacturing Industry, Chemical Engineering, Foreign Countries, Science Instruction
Blum, Albert A. – Training and Development Journal, 1971
The article deals with the efforts of nine different countries to overcome the problems of job obsolescence due to automation and the education and training of youth to fit the needs of the times. (EK)
Descriptors: Community Role, Comparative Analysis, Curriculum Development, On the Job Training
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