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Title: Education employment linkages: perspectives from employer-led channels
Author: Dalziel, Paul
Date: 1-Jul-2010
Publisher: Lincoln University. Agribusiness and Economics Research Unit
Series/Report no.: EEL research report ; no. 5
Item Type: Monograph
Abstract: This report presents results from a series of key informant interviews carried out in 2009 about employer-led channels for helping young New Zealanders make effective educationemployment linkages during their transition years. Employers have become more connected to education institutions, motivated in part by serious skills shortages that emerged over the last decade. Career Services is recognised as a superb source of reliable career information, advice and guidance, whose services could be more widely used. The interviews revealed a concern that large numbers of young New Zealanders undervalue the positive benefits that can be achieved with good quality career guidance. There was wide support for further development of careers education in secondary and in tertiary education institutions. Another theme concerned finding ways to better manage relationships between educators and employers, including the greater use of specialist brokers. Finally, participants emphasised again and again the importance of supporting effective systems for helping young people to imagine different possibilities for their career development, and for helping them to develop skills for exploring and assessing a full range of opportunities as they construct their own career pathways.
Description: The Research Programme on Education Employment Linkages is a collaborative project of the AERU Research Centre of Lincoln University and the New Zealand Council for Educational Research in Wellington. Both organisations gratefully acknowledge substantial funding support from the Foundation for Research, Science and Technology that has made the research possible. We are also grateful for ongoing support and guidance from our External Reference Group, nominated by the Ministry of Youth Development, the Ministry of Social Development, the Ministry of Education, the Department of Labour, Te Puni Kōkiri, the Tertiary Education Commission and Career Services.
Persistent URL (URI): http://hdl.handle.net/10182/2424
ISBN: 978-1-877519-10-9
ISSN: 1178-329X
1178-3303
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