Canada/Alberta. It’s Never Too Late to Start Again: Examining Levels of Engagement of Female Students in a Rural Vocational Program
The findings indicate five key ways that instructors and institutions can approach instruction to maximize the opportunity for early and sustained student engagement: a sense of belonging and feeling of community, relationships with instructors, consistent and clear organization and structure, the recognition of student success, and the opportunity to explore new skills and careers.
Source: The Canadian Journal for the Study of Adult Education
Australia. Is education or immigration the answer to our skills shortage? We asked 50 economists
Investing in Australians’ education is far more important than immigration in resolving the nation’s skills shortages.
Source: The Conversation
Ethiopia. TVET for refugees: Sustaining qualifications and employment
Beyond creating opportunities for providing relevant skills and training, TVET is regarded as a key instrument to bring about economic and social gains to refugees and host communities. In Ethiopia, recent initiatives in the sector have started using formal TVET to promote relevant training and employment opportunities for refugees and host communities.
Source: University World News
South Africa. Vocational versus occupational qualifications: Is there a difference, and does it make a difference?
The purpose of the lecture is to consider the meaning of ‘occupational’ versus ‘vocational’ qualifications, and to illuminate understandings and implications of the conceptualisations of ‘occupational’, ‘vocational’, and ‘professional’ for the education and training system in South Africa.
Are microcredentials becoming a big deal?
Microcredentials are not new. They have been in use in various countries and education and training sectors; they have played a role, among others, in the certification of IT courses or health workers’ professional development.
En français. Les microcertifications: désormais un enjeu de taille?
Source: CEDEFOP - European Centre for the Development of Vocational Training.
The role of artificial intelligence in skilled work and consequences for vocational training
Technological developments in certain areas (including expert systems, machine learning approaches, digital twins) have already proceeded to such an extent that the effects on skilled work are noticeable and are thus evident. Much will depend on the design of the human-machine interface. In order to evaluate how skilled labour and AI can successfully “cooperate” in manufacturing, a model is presented here that can support the evaluation process.