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Regulation for survival: training and skills in the construction labour market in Jersey, Channel Islands

Arkani, Sepideh and Clarke, Linda and Michielsens, Elisabeth (2003) Regulation for survival: training and skills in the construction labour market in Jersey, Channel Islands. Journal of Vocational Education and Training, 55 (3). pp. 261-279. ISSN 1363-6820

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/13636820300200234

Abstract

There is a crisis in the vocational training provision of the Channel Island of Jersey's construction industry that has similarities with the British situation. Unavailability and inappropriateness of skills, the non-viability of current training and recruitment policies on the island, the fragmentation of the training infrastructure, the demand-driven and task- or job-specific nature of training, the Jersey-born and male focus of recruitment and the uncoordinated, traditional and short-term approach of the local construction industry towards promotion and financing of training provision were found to be working against the industry's long-term needs and restricting its ability to respond to the variability of the production process. In contrast, a structured training policy incorporating the needs of both education and industry (employee and employer) and holding a long-term vision should enable the construction industry of Jersey to reverse the downward spiral.

Item Type:Article
Research Community:University of Westminster > Westminster Business School
ID Code:634
Deposited On:19 Sep 2005
Last Modified:17 Oct 2011 12:58

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