Vocational education in the 20th and 21st centuries

Davies, John; Ryan, Mike
June 2011
Management Services;Summer2011, Vol. 55 Issue 2, p31
Academic Journal
The article discusses vocational education that prepares students for jobs based in manual or practical activities, which is traditionally non-academic and totally related to a specific trade where the student participates. It indicates the relationship of vocational education to the apprenticeship of learning whose concept has long been used in engineering occupations. It cites the introduction of the Modern Apprenticeship and Engineering Traineeships Scheme brought about by the possible lack of supply of properly trained young people into the industry by 2000. It points out that while the paper focused on the increased demand for higher levels of Vocational Education and Training (VET), the importance of craft and other manual skills as well as their training must not be ignored.


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