6th International Conference on Employer Engagement: Preparing Young People for the Future

Provided by Dr Andrea Laczik, Head of Research, Edge Foundation, VETNET member, ALaczik@edge.co.uk Hosted by Education and Employers in partnership with the Edge Foundation, this year’s International Conference on Employer Engagement takes place on 1st and 2nd July and will be running virtually for the first time. Through keynotes, panel discussions and presentations, the two-day …

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How Florist Apprentices Explore Bouquet Designs: Supporting Design Space Exploration for Vocational Students

The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The authors are Kevin Gonyop Kim (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland), Catharine Oertel (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands) and Pierre Dillenbourg (Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL), Switzerland). Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.8.1.4 Abstract Context: Exploring the design space …

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Varieties Within a Collective Skill Formation System: How VET Governance in Switzerland is Shaped by Associations

The International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The authors are Regula Bürgi (University of Zurich, Switzerland) and Philipp Gonon (University of Zurich, Switzerland). Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.8.1.3 Abstract Context: International scholarship and policy tend to depict national structures governing Vocational Education and Training (VET) as uniform and …

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Joint Cedefop/OECD publication on ‘The next steps for apprenticeship’ & Call for papers for the 2021 joint Cedefop-OECD symposium on Apprenticeships for greener economies and societies

The joint Cedefop and OECD publication on The next steps for apprenticeship is now online.  Contributions of 16 authoring teams from Europe, Australia, Canada and the US look at the future of apprenticeship from the perspective of emerging policy objectives, new approaches to education and training and external megatrends. Authors examine how apprenticeship is or may be affected …

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Returns to Workplace Training for Male and Female Employees and Implications for the Gender Wage gap: A Quantile Regression Analysis

Yesterday the International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The author is Rosella Icardi (University of Bath, United Kingdom). Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.8.1.2 Abstract Context: Existing studies have explored the association between workplace training and wages suggesting that training participation may have a positive association with wages. …

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Vocational Students’ Ways of Handling the Academic/Vocational Divide

Yesterday the International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The author is Lisa Ferm (Linköping University, Sweden). Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.8.1.1 Abstract Purpose: The focus of this article is on Swedish vocational students’ own thoughts about different types of knowledge and how these thoughts relate to the …

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Job (In)Security and Workers’ Training Decisions: A Framing Approach

Today the International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The authors are Pascal Kamphuis (University of Groningen, Netherlands) and Arie C. Glebbeek (University of Groningen, Netherlands). With this article the December issue 2020 (Vol. 7, No. 3) is finished. Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.7.3.6 Abstract Context: The ongoing change of work …

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Situating Vocational Learning and Teaching Using Digital Technologies – A Mapping Review of Current Research Literature

Yesterday the International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The authors are Martin Dobricki (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Switzerland), Alessia Evi-Colombo (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Switzerland) and Alberto Cattaneo (Swiss Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training, Switzerland). Full article (open …

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Exit, Voice or Loyalty? VET Stakeholders’ Response to Large Scale Skilled Emigration From Poland

Today the International Journal for Research in Vocational Education and Training (IJRVET) published a new article. The authors are Kaja Reegård (Nordic Institute for Studies in Innovation, Reserach and Education, Norway) and Horacy Debowski (SGH Warsaw School of Economics, Poland). Full article (open access): https://doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.7.3.4 Abstract Context: The topic of this paper is how mass …

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Upcoming VET conference NordYrk – Call for abstracts!

NordYrk 2021 Conference - Call for abstracts! Provided by per.andersson@liu.se, Linköping University, Sweden The NordYrk 2021 conference will be hosted by Linköping University, Sweden, June 7–9. Deadline for submission of abstracts is January 31, 2021. Save the dates! The conference will, if possible, take place at one of the campuses in either Linköping or Norrköping. …

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