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Greig, Malcolm – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
Completing an apprenticeship has been shown to be critical to an individual's future employment, earnings and career development when compared with apprentices who do not complete. International research, notably in England, Australia and Germany, has identified factors specific to the apprentice, employer and training provision that are…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Dropouts, Educational Attainment
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Smyth, Ian; Zimba, Chilemwa – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
This paper investigates effective strategies for enhancing completion rates of apprentices and their retention after completing their training. The study was cross sectional and qualitative, involving semi-structured interviews with managers and four focus groups involving current and completed apprentices from within the engineering sector. The…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Persistence, Social Exchange Theory
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Smith, Erica – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
The paper evaluates the readiness of apprenticeship systems to cope with five major developments affecting the future of work. The institution of apprenticeship has evolved over time in all countries, gradually adapting to changes in industrial processes, the economy, the labour market and education systems. This paper suggests, however, that…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Futures (of Society), Employment
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Hernández-Lara, Ana Beatriz; Moral-Martín, José David; Brunet-Icart, Ignasi – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
The objective of this study is to analyse the contribution of students of vocational education and training (VET) to the innovation processes of small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) during their apprenticeships. Qualitative research was conducted through in-depth interviews with 97 respondents in Catalonia, including VET teachers and…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Small Businesses, Innovation
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Lalioti, Varvara – International Journal of Training and Development, 2019
Since the 2008 financial crisis there has been increased interest in apprenticeships in Greece, largely due to the perception that apprenticeships, in comparison to academic studies, may improve the employment prospects of young people. Before this time, there had been little interest in vocational education and training (VET) and consequently few…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Apprenticeships, Training, Vocational Education
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Reinhold, Sarah; Gegenfurtner, Andreas; Lewalter, Doris – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
Social support and motivation to transfer are important components in conceptual models on transfer of training. Previous research indicates that both support and motivation influence transfer. To date, however, it is not yet clear if social support influences transfer of training directly, or if this influence is mediated by motivation to…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Motivation, Social Support Groups, Predictor Variables
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Chatterjee, Aindrila; Pereira, Arun; Bates, Reid – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
This research is an empirical study of the relationship between organization culture, as perceived by employees, and the work-environment-related learning transfer factors in organizations, which we call learning transfer environment (LTE). To measure perceptions of organization culture, we use the Organizational Culture Assessment Instrument and…
Descriptors: Organizational Culture, Transfer of Training, Employee Attitudes, Work Environment
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McCray, Janet; Warwick, Rob; Palmer, Adam – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
This paper aims to explore the influence of one cycle of a learning set experience in a postgraduate medical leadership development programme. It does so from two perspectives: first, from the self-reports of nine senior doctors working in leadership roles in England in the National Health Service; and second from a researcher perspective as we…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Leadership Training, Health Services, Physicians
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Fregonese, Chiara; Caputo, Andrea; Langher, Viviana – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
This work illustrates the psychometric properties of the Italian version of the Questionnaire for Professional Training Evaluation, designed and validated by Grohmann and Kauffeld. This 12-item questionnaire provides for the evaluation of different training outcomes, is time-efficient, applicable to several professional contexts and shows sound…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Questionnaires, Professional Training, Program Evaluation
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Yamada, Shoko; Otchia, Christian S.; Taniguchi, Kyoko – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
The Ethiopian economy has grown significantly and the government has prioritized industrial skills development and expanded technical and vocational education and training (TVET). However, mismatches between the skills available and the skills required are widespread and the unemployment rate for TVET graduates is high. Little scholarly effort has…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Skills, Clothing, Vocational Education
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Armstrong, Michael B.; Landers, Richard N. – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
Gamification has become increasingly common in employee training. Simultaneously, our scientific understanding of gamified learning has grown. However, there are few resources that provide specific recommendations for science-based gamification in employee training to address the research-practice gap. Thus, the purpose of this paper is to…
Descriptors: Job Training, Educational Games, Web Based Instruction, Employees
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Denami, Maria – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
This study focuses on the analysis of peripheral phenomena such as verbalization and over-learning by users while playing serious games (SGs) in order to develop their competences. For this purpose, we used an SG aimed at training the operators who are meant to work in cleanrooms devoted to pharmaceutical production. Data concerning the…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Skill Development, Verbal Communication, Verbal Learning
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Kowtha, Narasimha Rao – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
is the process through which newcomers learn the requisite social and task knowledge in order to resolve role uncertainty and become organizational insiders. Successful socialization of newcomers implies better retention of employees, higher productivity, and reduced recruitment and training costs. Many organizational newcomers undergo…
Descriptors: Socialization, Organizational Climate, Novices, Professional Education
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Roberts, Zachary; Rogers, Altovise; Thomas, Candice L.; Spitzmueller, Christiane – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
Training transfer is a ubiquitous but frequently unmet goal of training initiatives amounting to billions of dollars lost annually and masses of under-skilled workers due to the lack of application of training content to their job. Although research supports the impact trainee proactive personality, conscientiousness and motivation have on…
Descriptors: Transfer of Training, Trainees, Personality Traits, Self Motivation
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Mikami, Satoru; Furukawa, Mitsuaki – International Journal of Training and Development, 2018
The shortage of qualified human capital is a major impediment to development. In the field of international development cooperation, training programs (TPs) have been widely employed to enhance the capacity of workforces in developing countries. This paper investigates the conditions in which these programs can contribute not only to individual…
Descriptors: Human Capital, International Cooperation, Training, Developing Nations
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