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WorldSkills UK training managers: Midas touch or fool's gold?

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Wilde, Stephanie; James Relly, Susan

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Abstract This article focuses on the role of training managers (TMs) in UK participation in WorldSkills Competitions (WSC). The TM role is outlined, according to the perceptions of the TMs, and there is analysis of the benefits to them of participation, as well as the barriers they face, and the benefits and barriers available to participating further education colleges and employers. The article is based on analysis of semi-structured interviews with almost the full cohort of UK TMs preparing competitors for WorldSkills Brazil 2015, and concludes with reflections on the vision and purposes of UK WorldSkills participation.
Keywords vocational education; interview; qualification; competence; evaluation; training; instructor; Great Britain
Classification Occupational Research, Occupational Sociology; Vocational Training, Adult Education
Method qualitative empirical
Free Keywords WorldSkills Competition; WSC
Document language English
Publication Year 2015
Page/Pages p. 85-98
Journal International journal for research in vocational education and training, 2 (2015) 2
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.13152/IJRVET.2.2.1
ISSN 2197-8646
Status Published Version; peer reviewed
Licence Creative Commons - Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works