The double helix of vocational education and training and regional development

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Author: Kearns, Peter; Bowman, Kaye; Garlick, Steve


Vocational education and training (VET) has a role to play in sustainable regional development. Through five regional case studies this research examines how well VET is tailoring supply to skill needs, how VET has become more flexible to obtain a better match between demand and supply, and whether partnerships have been linked to whole-of-government frameworks in ways which support sustainable regional development. The study concludes that successful relationships between VET and regional development require ongoing alignment both ways. Comprehensive regional frameworks could facilitate...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Sustainability; Skills and knowledge; Research; Governance; Providers of education and training; Economics; Demographics

Keywords: Skill development; Case study; Government role; Partnership in education and training; Economic development; Regional

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2008

Physical description: 39 p.

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ISBN: 9781921412042 (print); 9781921412059 (online)

Statement of responsibility: Peter Kearns, Kaye Bowman, Steve Garlick

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 92.30

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