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Linking Higher Education training and industry in the Welsh low carbon sector

Banteli, Amalia and Gwilliam, Julie Amanda ORCID: 2014. Linking Higher Education training and industry in the Welsh low carbon sector. Journal of International Scientific Publications 12 , pp. 277-288.

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In order to transition towards economic growth and development the dissemination of Higher Education Institutions’ (HEI) expertise to Industry is vital. However, traditionally HEIs have failed to respond in an effective and timely manner to Industry training needs. One of the reasons is their traditional focus on full degrees and a perceived lack of interest in delivery of more responsive courses including smaller awards and Continued Professional Development (CPD). The Low Carbon Research Institute, through the Welsh Energy Sector Training project, has undertaken research on HEI delivery in the area of Low Carbon Education available to the Welsh workforce. Results show that current training needs cannot be catered for by current education and training provision in Wales as this was found to lack the flexibility needed to cater for Industry’s needs. This highlights the importance of WEST and similar initiatives in linking HEIs with Industry as well as the need for HEIs to investigate ways to enable effective engagement with Industry.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC5201 Education extension. Adult education. Continuing education
Uncontrolled Keywords: Higher education, Industry Engagement, CPD
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author(s). This is an open access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. This permission does not cover any third party copyrighted material which may appear in the work requested.
Publisher: International Scientific Publications
ISSN: 1313-2571
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 30 March 2016
Date of Acceptance: June 2014
Last Modified: 10 May 2023 09:50

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