Are pre-apprenticeships worthwhile?

The Mackenzie Institute’s latest paper, by Tom Karmel, explores whether pre-apprenticeships and other forms of pre-vocational education are worth the effort. As a preparation and taster of a particular occupation pre-voc. courses make sense. But because of the large number of Cert I and II qualifications that might have at least some vocational focus it’s easiest to …

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Industry innovation, skills and training needs: The impact of COVID

Lisel O’Dwyer has been busy lately! In this paper she looks at how businesses have responded to the pandemic and the extent to which innovation was an element of their response. Three industries are case studied:  manufacturing, healthcare and hospitality and tourism. It also looks at the implications for VET. Innovating or adapting in response to COVID? …

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Introducing VETASSESS: Gold Sponsor of the VDC Teaching & Learning Conference

The VET sector has found itself at the heart of the debate around how to address Australia’s skills shortage as the nation moves towards a post-COVID economic recovery. Governments and industry are looking to us for solutions for how to encourage people into a vocational career and to train them to be work-ready. As educators, …

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Post-pandemic leadership with Rob Kjar

In the Hot Seat: Rob Kjar on how to handle the wrenches that the pandemic has thrown into the work environment The post Post-pandemic leadership with Rob Kjar appeared first on Training.

You CAN Take It with You

As I was editing the feature stories in this month’s online-only issue focused on learning assessment, badging, and certification, a scene from The Wizard of Oz popped into my head. After spending much of the film bemoaning his lack of courage—despite his actions to the contrary—the Cowardly Lion receives a special badge from the Wizard …

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Measuring Training Effectiveness

Obtaining learning, behavior, engagement, and performance analytics is critical to the L&D team, and the organization, as they need to know the value of their training programs and how training activities relate to employee performance. The post Measuring Training Effectiveness appeared first on Training.