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Identification of skills gap between school-based learning and work-based learning in technical and vocational education in Bahrain

Alseddiqi, Mohamed, Mishra, Rakesh and Pislaru, Crinela (2009) Identification of skills gap between school-based learning and work-based learning in technical and vocational education in Bahrain. In: Proceedings of Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference 2009: CEARC’09. University of Huddersfield, Huddersfield, UK, pp. 118-123. ISBN 9781862180857

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Abstract

The paper presents the identification of the existing skills gap between school-based learning (SBL) and work-based learning (WBL) in technical and vocational education (TVE) system in Bahrain. Several surveys have been formulated and the author has elicited the response of the various stakeholders namely: the teachers, people from HR departments of industrial collaborators and industrial supervisors on these surveys. The aim of this exercise was to find out the stakeholders’ perceptions about the existing gap between the students’ skills and industry requirements in three skills dimensions; cognitive, psychomotor, and affective. The surveys’ responses were statistically analysed and it was obvious that a considerable skills gap exists between the industrial requirements and labour market skills.

Keywords – School Based Learning (SBL) – Work Based Learning (WBL) – Technical and Vocational Education (TVE) – employability skills gap

Item Type: Book Chapter
Subjects: L Education > L Education (General)
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Automotive Engineering Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Centre for Precision Technologies
School of Computing and Engineering > Centre for Precision Technologies > Engineering Control and Machine Performance Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Computing and Engineering Annual Researchers' Conference (CEARC)
School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre
School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Energy, Emissions and the Environment Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Machinery Condition and Performance Monitoring Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Diagnostic Engineering Research Centre > Measurement System and Signal Processing Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > High-Performance Intelligent Computing
School of Computing and Engineering > High-Performance Intelligent Computing > Information and Systems Engineering Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Pedagogical Research Group
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Depositing User: Mohamed Alseddiqi
Date Deposited: 20 May 2010 13:02
Last Modified: 03 Jul 2012 16:12
URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/7679

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