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This review draws on New Zealand an international literature and was commissioned by the Department of Labour to inform the Upskilling Partnership project, which is researching approaches to engage employers in workplace literacy, language and numeracy programmes. It includes in its findings information about the role of government, unions, and other stakeholders in LLN skills development, the barriers for employers to investing in workplace LLN training, industries that have issues with employees not having LLN skills, the links between productivity and LLN skills, and the benefits to employers and employees of enhancing LLN skills.
This synthesis provides an overview of research and evaluation information drawn from all recent New Zealand adult literacy, language and numeracy (LLN) initiatives. The report was commissioned by the Department of Labour to inform the Upskilling Partnership project, which is researching approaches to engage employers in workplace literacy, language and numeracy programmes, to help raise their productivity.
While computer-based training offers the advantages of self-paced learning and skills training, the real value in a workplace learning environment is the ability to capture and leverage the knowledge, expertise and skills already present in the learners. This paper presents a case study of how a consortium of polytechnics have undertaken two related eLearning projects which deliver a national management qualification to current and aspiring supervisory personnel in the New Zealand public sector.
This report presents New Zealand Institute of Economic Research (NZIER) findings from a qualitative study which aimed to examine the current and future skill needs of the building and construction industry. Fieldwork consisted of focus groups and depth interviews with a sample of the Building and Construction ITO stakeholders: employers, BCITO apprentices, industry association staff and staff at relevant polytechnics and PTEs.
This Masters thesis examines the shift from traditional on-site industry education (apprentice style learning) to tertiary education in academically-centred institutions, with particular emphasis on professional culinary education. The investigation extends beyond the recent 'symptoms' of changing government Acts, extensively developing (global) tertiary education and evolving industry education responsibility to explore the deeper influences and controls of change which have brought us to where we are today. This treatise explores three key areas of 'power and control' within the arenas of politics, education and industry education. These are considered through the multi-perspective lenses of critical social science, existentialism and postmodernism.