From volunteering to paid employment: skills transfer in the South Australian Country Fire Service

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Author: Keough, Mark


Volunteers play an important role across society, yet their contribution to the vitality of businesses and communities is often unrecognised and undervalued. This research examines key factors in the resourcing and efficacy of training for volunteers within the South Australian Country Fire Service [SA CFS]. The findings indicate that volunteers use skills gained through formal and informal vocational education in the public safety sector in other parts of their working life and greater recognition of this process is warranted. The study offers a localised case study which nevertheless...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Skills and knowledge; Vocational education and training; Teaching and learning; Career development; Workforce development; Industry; Research

Keywords: Volunteers; Skill development; Training; Informal learning; Survey

Geographic subjects: Oceania; Australia; South Australia

Published: Adelaide, South Australia: NCVER, 2015

Physical description: 38 p.

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ISBN: 9781925173284

Resource type: Occasional paper

Call number: TD/TNC 121.11

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