Engagement for sustainable communities: industry as the driver in tertiary education pathway development

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Paez, Di, Byrnes, Jill, Blacker, Jillian, Dwyer, Cathy and Jackson, Angela. 2011. "Engagement for sustainable communities: industry as the driver in tertiary education pathway development." Australasian Journal of University Community Engagement. 6 (1), pp. 90-107.
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Engagement for sustainable communities: industry as the driver in tertiary education pathway development

ERA Journal ID123353
Article CategoryArticle
AuthorsPaez, Di (Author), Byrnes, Jill (Author), Blacker, Jillian (Author), Dwyer, Cathy (Author) and Jackson, Angela (Author)
Journal TitleAustralasian Journal of University Community Engagement
Journal Citation6 (1), pp. 90-107
Number of Pages18
Year2011
Place of PublicationLismore, Australia
ISSN1833-4482
Web Address (URL)http://www.aucea.org.au/wp-content/uploads/autumn-20113.pdf
Abstract

Using an action research approach, the Integrated Articulation and Credit Transfer project has explored the nexus between industry and the tertiary education sector for the purpose of the development of articulation pathways between vocational and higher education. As a result of this applied research a Workforce Driven Engagement Model has been developed, resulting in an engagement model with broader application than articulation pathways. The central driver of the model is workforce need, and in this model industry participates as an equal partner in a key negotiating role.
A Workforce Driven Engagement Model involves tertiary education providers – both vocational and higher education – consulting with industry about what articulation pathway models will assist in meeting their workforce requirements, before providers collaboratively develop the pathway. It may be assumed that this is what normally occurs, but in fact our research indicates that it is not. Australia’s sustainable economic and social well-being depends on more graduates with the requisite skills entering the workforce, and this can best be achieved if industry, vocational education and training and higher education work together to formulate a solution.

Keywordseducation articulation; sustainable; innovation; workforce; engagement
ANZSRC Field of Research 2020390303. Higher education
390114. Vocational education and training curriculum and pedagogy
350503. Human resources management
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©2011 The Australian Universities Community Engagement Alliance (AUCEA Ltd.) All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise without the written permission of the copyright holder.

Byline AffiliationsPro Vice-Chancellor's Office (Partnerships)
Department of Education, Training and the Arts, Queensland
Institution of OriginUniversity of Southern Queensland
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