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Smith, Nicole – New England Journal of Higher Education, 2020
2020 will forever be remembered as the year of COVID-19, the illness caused by the novel coronavirus. The graduating class of 2020 will face a difficult job market, and the adversities will follow them for years. New graduates facing these types of jobs numbers will be subject to "scarring"--reduced lifetime incomes caused by entering…
Descriptors: College Graduates, Employment Potential, Labor Market, Income
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Altreiter, Carina – Journal of Education and Work, 2021
The article investigates mechanisms of class reproduction by looking at school-to-work transitions of young blue-collar workers from Austria. The study adopts a Bourdieusian explanatory framework to show how working-class kids are guided towards picking up apprenticeship training instead of pursuing further education. Two classed dispositions are…
Descriptors: Apprenticeships, Working Class, Education Work Relationship, Blue Collar Occupations
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Christensen, Bjarne – Journal of Workplace Learning, 2019
Purpose: This paper aims to explore how an academic graduate from the cross field between the humanities and the social sciences and blue-collar workers learns to scaffold knowing in a small- to medium-sized enterprise (SME). Design/methodology/approach: A case study was conducted in an SME that employed the first academic graduate among the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Small Businesses, Scaffolding (Teaching Technique), Humanities
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Decius, Julian; Schaper, Niclas; Seifert, Andreas – Vocations and Learning, 2021
We investigated informal workplace learning (IWL) within an under-researched target group: blue-collar workers. IWL is particularly important for these workers because of learning barriers to participation in formal training. Based on meta-analytical conceptualizations and findings, we developed a conceptual framework of antecedents, processes,…
Descriptors: Informal Education, Workplace Learning, Blue Collar Occupations, Small Businesses
Lynn, Terence Francis – ProQuest LLC, 2022
This qualitative, phenomenological study situated in grounded theory aimed to identify the forces that impede or support white working-class males in pursuing, adapting to, and remaining in higher education and making meaningful progress in their educational goals. Utilizing a feminist ecological perspective, the researcher was able to outline and…
Descriptors: Males, Working Class, Whites, Higher Education
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Lontoc, Gina – Studies in the Education of Adults, 2020
Livelihood participation among members of indigenous communities necessitates redefining of gender roles in indigenous communities. Utilising participatory rural appraisal (PRA) anchored on the principles of Social Identity Theory and Critical Race Theory (CRT), this article draws on a study about adult Aeta women, one of the largest indigenous…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Females, Critical Theory
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Holm, Anna-Elisabeth; O'Rourke, Bernadette; Danson, Mike – Language Policy, 2020
This article analyses labour market experiences of migrants of non-Nordic origin who have settled in the Faroe Islands, a small North Atlantic archipelago with a population of about 51,000 people. By examining the experiences of educated migrant workers who are employed in three different blue-collar workplaces: a cleaning company and two…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Immigrants, Blue Collar Occupations, Second Language Learning
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Vogelsang, Beke; Pilz, Matthias – European Journal of Training and Development, 2021
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to analyse the qualification measures of 12 German multi-national companies (MNCs), all of which are present in China, India and Mexico. In particular, the transfer of dual initial training practices and further training measures are investigated. It examines the impact consistent training strategies across…
Descriptors: Corporations, Organizational Culture, Industrial Training, Manufacturing Industry
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Chwialkowska, Agnieszka – Journal of Education and Work, 2020
Despite excellent education and a rich working experience in their home countries, skilled expatriates struggle to find employment that matches their qualifications. This article goes beyond the dominant stress and emotions' perspective on underemployment and presents the challenges of skilled migrant labour through the lens of the Common In-group…
Descriptors: Underemployment, Skilled Workers, Foreign Workers, Adjustment (to Environment)
American Association of Community Colleges, 2019
This issue of "DataPoints" shows how median earnings for individuals with associate degrees in STEM are $60,000 and $48,000 for individuals with a certificate in STEM, compared to $53,000 for bachelor's-degree earners in humanities and $46,000 for a bachelor's degree in education.
Descriptors: Income, STEM Education, Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees
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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
Carnevale, Anthony P.; Strohl, Jeff; Ridley, Neil; Gulish, Artem – Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce, 2018
In the post-World War II period, workers with a high school diploma or less were able to attain jobs with middle-class wages in American industry. Good jobs were available in manufacturing and other blue-collar industries that employed large numbers of high school-educated workers. But as automation, globalization, and related phenomena have led…
Descriptors: Education Work Relationship, Educational Attainment, High School Graduates, College Graduates
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Theodoropoulou, Irene – Language Policy, 2020
The aim of this paper is to contribute to the understanding of the role of language in multilingual blue-collar workplaces by investigating how communication is realized in construction sites in Qatar. The State of Qatar offers a unique and, hence, very interesting setting for the linguistic investigation of migration-related issues, such as…
Descriptors: Construction (Process), Foreign Countries, Language Role, Multilingualism
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Kassim, Zarina; Aishah Buang, Nor; Halim, Lilia – Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, 2019
Only 23% of Malaysian workforce has tertiary education compared to Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development countries such as Singapore and Finland that have tertiary education with an average of 28% and around 35%, respectively. This study investigates perceived needs lifelong learning programmes for professionalisation among the…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Blue Collar Occupations, Professional Identity, Lifelong Learning
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Hahs-Vaughn, Debbie Lee; Swan, Bonnie; Clark, M. H. – Community College Journal of Research and Practice, 2020
One component of postsecondary education needed for economic recovery and development relates to blue-collar industries, jobs requiring some postsecondary training but less than a four-year degree. The U.S. Department of Labor Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) program provides funding for community…
Descriptors: Information Technology, Career Development, Rural Areas, Community Colleges
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