What do employers really want?: helping vocational learners crack the code

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Author: Perkins, Kate


In the majority of vocational qualifications, assessment of competence incorporates a structured work placement (SWP). Increasingly, host employers are using these placements as part of recruitment strategies, particularly for entry level roles. In effect, the placement is becoming the new 'interview', and the new interview is morphing into an extended audition where a learner's non-technical, 'employability' skills may play a critical role. But do learners know what their host employers are really looking for, and to what extent are their training programs helping them to develop and...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Vocational education and training; Qualifications; Skills and knowledge; Employment; Industry

Keywords: Employers; Perception; Relevance of education and training; Employability; Case study

Geographic subjects: South Australia; Australia; Oceania

Published: Camberwell, Australia: Australian Council for Educational Research, 2017

Physical description: 50 p.

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On cover: Report prepared for the Skills and Employment Division, South Australian Department of State Development

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 139.903

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