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Tvet As An Important Factor In Country’S Economic Development, Margarita Pavlova 2014 Hong Kong Institute of Education

Tvet As An Important Factor In Country’S Economic Development, Margarita Pavlova

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

In this keynote speech, Dr Pavlova will bring together a number of strategic development areas for Hong Kong as stated in the 2014 Chief Executive’s Policy Address. These areas include economic development, innovation and technology industries, vocational education and environmental protection.


On Translating Technology Research Into Industrial Applications, Stephen T.C. Wong 2014 Cornell University

On Translating Technology Research Into Industrial Applications, Stephen T.C. Wong

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

Using personal cases he previously experienced, Prof Wong will share with colleagues the influence of environments and market forces that drive the applied technology research into practice. The speech will be delivered in an informal, interactive format, rather than didactic.


Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy: Examining The Effects Of Career Choice, Education, And Work Experience Of Entrepreneurs, Melissa W. Sisco 2014 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Career Decision-Making Self-Efficacy: Examining The Effects Of Career Choice, Education, And Work Experience Of Entrepreneurs, Melissa W. Sisco

Theses and Dissertations

Prior research on the relationship between self-efficacy and career decision making is inconclusive because of the lack of theoretical background and causal conclusions. More research is needed to investigate how the educational background, career choice, and work experience, of entrepreneurs, influences their career decision-making self-efficacy beliefs and how those beliefs effect their decision to become entrepreneurs. The purpose of this study was to investigate to what extent career choice, education, and work experience related to the level of career decision-making self-efficacy among participants in the Ventureprise business incubation program who are or are intending to become entrepreneurs. The education and ...


The Perceived Benefits Of Automotive Service Excellence (Ase) Certifications For Graduates Of Four-Year Automotive Technology Programs, John Thompson 2014 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

The Perceived Benefits Of Automotive Service Excellence (Ase) Certifications For Graduates Of Four-Year Automotive Technology Programs, John Thompson

Theses and Dissertations

The roots of certification in America date back to guild-like associations similar to those in Europe, but did not gain industry recognition until after World War II. It is recognized as a way for an industry to elevate itself and be recognized as a stand-alone, autonomous profession, as long as there is validity in the process and impartial oversight by an accredited governing body. It is also a way for individuals to distinguish themselves from their peers by proving a technical aptitude or competence. It allows a prospective job candidate to signal to a potential employer that they have attained ...


Faa Letter In Response To White House Letter Regarding Faa Changes To Air Traffic Control Specialist Hiring Process, Tim Brady, Gregory McGuirk 2014 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Faa Letter In Response To White House Letter Regarding Faa Changes To Air Traffic Control Specialist Hiring Process, Tim Brady, Gregory Mcguirk

Publications

On July 18, 2014, you submitted a letter to President Obama regarding the Federal Aviation Administration's (FAA) recent changes to the Air Traffic Control Specialist (ATCS) hiring process. You expressed concern with the FAA's decision to implement a single all sources hiring strategy and, as a result, you feel that it has disadvantaged graduates who successfully completed the Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) program, such as xxx. You also expressed concern with the implementation of the Biographical Assessment. Your letter was forwarded by the White House to our agency to address your concerns.


Career Self-Management And Career Capital Of Mid-Level Administrators In Higher Education Who Previously Served As Professional Academic Advisors, Elecia Cole Smith 2014 University of Arkansas, Fayetteville

Career Self-Management And Career Capital Of Mid-Level Administrators In Higher Education Who Previously Served As Professional Academic Advisors, Elecia Cole Smith

Theses and Dissertations

Understanding the prerequisites for career advancement helps to keep employees motivated and engaged. However, in the higher education (H.E.) workplace, where formalized career ladders are sparse and ambiguous for staff personnel - especially those in professional academic advising - employees who are interested in career advancement into mid-level administration (MLA) are often left to maneuver the professional, political, and social landscape unescorted. Some manage to find their way just fine, while others become frustrated or stagnant or decide to leave academia entirely. For those who create their own path and find their way to mid-level administration, what is their secret?

The ...


Cti White Paper, Tim Brady, Gregory McGuirk 2014 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Cti White Paper, Tim Brady, Gregory Mcguirk

Publications

The FAA Air Traffic Collegiate Training Initiative (AT-CTI) Program has 36 partner institutions across the United States which offer a variety of accredited academic degrees and actively promote a multicultural and diverse collegiate environment.


White Paper On Tuition Based Ab Initio Training Programs For Air Traffic Controllers, Tim Brady, Gregory McGuirk 2014 Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

White Paper On Tuition Based Ab Initio Training Programs For Air Traffic Controllers, Tim Brady, Gregory Mcguirk

Publications

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University is proposing an evaluation to transform the legacy method for hiring and training air traffic controllers. This evaluation will examine a transition to a prospective employee-funded, tuition-based model, while reinvesting savings to create a state-of-the-art air traffic training center at the FAA Academy in Oklahoma City.


Development Of Network And Platform For Enhancing Elderly Services, Kai Hing, Daniel Kwok 2014 Vocational Training Council

Development Of Network And Platform For Enhancing Elderly Services, Kai Hing, Daniel Kwok

International Conference: Overcoming Challenges in Active Ageing

No abstract provided.


Vocational Education And Training For Serving The Elderly, Carrie Yau 2014 Vocational Training Council

Vocational Education And Training For Serving The Elderly, Carrie Yau

International Conference: Overcoming Challenges in Active Ageing

No abstract provided.


The Prickly Embrace Of Engaged Scholarship: What It Means To Do Research In An Urban Secondary (6-12) School, Mary Beth Schaefer, Lourdes M. Rivera 2013 St. John's University

The Prickly Embrace Of Engaged Scholarship: What It Means To Do Research In An Urban Secondary (6-12) School, Mary Beth Schaefer, Lourdes M. Rivera

Faculty Publications

This paper describes how two professors struggled with traditional and non-traditional approaches to scholarship in order to understand how they could best serve students in a new secondary school (grades 6-12) while fulfilling expectations for tenure and promotion. Using methods related to reflexive autoethnography, the authors explore the rewards and challenges of building a partnership between a college and school that enabled the development of a comprehensive and systemic college and career readiness program called the Career Institute (CI). The professors explore the tensions that arose when they tried to both build and study this program. Over time, the professors ...


Examining The Essential Employability Attributes From Different Perspectives, Deanna To Lau, Charles Chan, Kelvin Chan, George Cheung, Oscar Ng, Shuk Yi, Ivy Liu, Po Lung, Prosper Chan 2013 Vocational Trainingn Council

Examining The Essential Employability Attributes From Different Perspectives, Deanna To Lau, Charles Chan, Kelvin Chan, George Cheung, Oscar Ng, Shuk Yi, Ivy Liu, Po Lung, Prosper Chan

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Evaluating The Ivelite Programme To Empower Vet Students, Wai Ning, Kris Wong, Deanna To Lau 2013 Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong, Vocational Training Council

Evaluating The Ivelite Programme To Empower Vet Students, Wai Ning, Kris Wong, Deanna To Lau

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


From School Dropouts To Achievers: Reengagement Of Student Learning In Youth College, Fu Yiu, Vincent Yeung, Lik Hang, Kelvin Kwong, Wing Hang, Jack Lai, Yuk Ling, Belle Leung, Kit Yi, Vienna Mak, Wai Yiu, Nelson Tam, Ka Ho, Matt Wong 2013 Youth College (Kwai Fong, Kwai Chung & Pokfulam), Vocational Training Council

From School Dropouts To Achievers: Reengagement Of Student Learning In Youth College, Fu Yiu, Vincent Yeung, Lik Hang, Kelvin Kwong, Wing Hang, Jack Lai, Yuk Ling, Belle Leung, Kit Yi, Vienna Mak, Wai Yiu, Nelson Tam, Ka Ho, Matt Wong

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Quality Vocational Education And Training Through Technology-Enabled Learning And Teaching, Chi Kit, Ronald Chung 2013 Vocational Training Council

Quality Vocational Education And Training Through Technology-Enabled Learning And Teaching, Chi Kit, Ronald Chung

Practical Social and Industrial Research Symposium

No abstract provided.


Australian Core Skills Framework (Acsf), Philippa Mclean, Kate Perkins, David Tout, Kath Brewer, Linda Wyse 2013 Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

Australian Core Skills Framework (Acsf), Philippa Mclean, Kate Perkins, David Tout, Kath Brewer, Linda Wyse

David (Dave) Tout

The Australian Core Skills Framework (ACSF) provides a rich, detailed picture of real life performance in the five core skills of: Learning, Reading, Writing, Oral Communication and Numeracy. These skills are essential for individuals to participate effectively in our society. They are inextricably interwoven into all parts of our lives, being directly or indirectly linked to the physical, social and economic wellbeing of individuals, workplace productivity and safety, community interaction and capacity, and ultimately to Australia’s economic and community wellbeing. The ACSF reflects contemporary use of English in Australia. The ACSF has been developed to facilitate a consistent national ...


The Impact Of Demographics On 21st Century Education, Norman Eng 2013 CUNY City College

The Impact Of Demographics On 21st Century Education, Norman Eng

Publications and Research

Do all students need STEM education or should it be focused primarily on the mathematically and scientifically inclined? Here, demographics may hold the key to such questions from which a 21st century education model should be based on.


Tradition And Future: Vet In Hong Kong, A New Perspective, Carrie Yau 2013 Vocational Training Council

Tradition And Future: Vet In Hong Kong, A New Perspective, Carrie Yau

Staff Publications

As the Hong Kong economy had experienced several rounds of structural changes during the past 30 years, the vocational education and training (VET) systems in Hong Kong had also undergone much transformation throughout the same period. In particular, modern VET in Hong Kong, which started to take root in mid-2000s, has gradually evolved through a series of well-planned, pro-active and concerted efforts masterminded by the Vocational Training Council (VTC) of Hong Kong.

VTC turned out a quarter of a million trainees per year to meet industries’ need at the craftsman, technician and technologist level. Riding on a conceptual framework of ...


Where To Vocational Education In Kenya? Is Analysing Training And Development Needs The Answer To The Challenges In This Sector?, Susan W. Ngure 2013 Edith Cowan University

Where To Vocational Education In Kenya? Is Analysing Training And Development Needs The Answer To The Challenges In This Sector?, Susan W. Ngure

ECU Publications 2013

This paper examines training and development (T&D) systems in the technical, vocational education and training (TVET) in Kenya. It is in response to the Kenya Vision 2030 document that identifies TVET as the anchor of its economic pillar through science, technology and innovation to boost Kenya’s industrialisation status. The document notes that skills training faces challenges such as mismatch of skills between the training institutions and the industry, and disparities in accessibility at all levels. This paper seeks to explore whether the accurate assessment of training needs is the answer to the challenges faced by the training program. Data for this study were collected from scrutinising previous research papers and government documents, interviews with four senior education officers drawn from the education ministries and the Kenya Institute of Curriculum Development (KICD), six trainers from technical training institutes and two from a youth polytechnic. Observations were made in the TVET institutions participating in this study. Data were analysed using content analysis and presented by means of description. Findings identified the following challenges: a rigid and unresponsive curriculum, inadequate methods of training and development needs assessment (T&DNA), lack of stakeholder involvement in curriculum design, inadequate numbers of specialised staff at the KICD, poor training methods, obsolete tools and insufficient equipment, political interference and multiple providers. The author concludes that the introduction of a comprehensive T&DNA is indeed a prerequisite for a relevant and adaptive T&D program; however, additional factors such as the right equipment, qualified trainers, a conducive economic, social and political environment, and sound program coordination are also essential to its success. The paper is divided into seven sections: introduction, background to the research, problem statement, methodology, findings, discussion and research conclusions.


The Amazing Twitter List Race, Michelle Carr Hassler 2013 University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The Amazing Twitter List Race, Michelle Carr Hassler

Faculty Publications, College of Journalism & Mass Communications

The goal of this assignment is to show students how curating lists on Twitter can help them discover news sources, monitor what is happening in their community and develop story ideas. They complete the assignment as part of a friendly competition in which each student tries to develop a Twitter list with the most news sources. Students often do not follow local news closely and struggle to come up with strong story ideas. This assignment helps them focus by creating one place where they can keep current on events and be inspired.


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