Industry-school partnerships: A strategy to enhance education and training opportunities

Watters, James J., Pillay, Hitendra, & Flynn, Matthew (2016) Industry-school partnerships: A strategy to enhance education and training opportunities. Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, Qld.

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This report provides an overview of the Australian Research Council’s Linkage project: LP100200052 Industry-School Partnerships (ISPs), a strategy to enhance education and training opportunities. The project investigated partnership arrangements designed to be effective for knowledge networking and innovation in school and industry learning environments. We sought to identify the mechanisms through which ISPs mediate quality student learning outcomes. The research project was situated in the state of Queensland, Australia where a large-scale ISP called the Gateway to Industry Schools Program has existed since 2006. Six industry sectors, including agribusiness, aerospace, building and construction, manufacturing and engineering, minerals and energy, and wine tourism, together with 130 schools are involved. This project is significant because, despite the substantial investments being made by governments, schools and industries, it is the first comprehensive study of ISPs that incorporates a macro and micro level analysis. Findings from the project provide a strong evidence base for ongoing policy development and implementation of partnership strategies in Queensland. Models and principles for effective partnerships between educators and employers are presented, together with policy and practitioner implications for key stakeholders.

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ID Code: 98390
Item Type: Report
Refereed: No
Keywords: Industry-School, Partnerships, Enhance Education, Training
ISBN: 9780646957494
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > EDUCATION SYSTEMS (130100) > Technical Further and Workplace Education (130108)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2016 Queensland University of Technology
Deposited On: 25 Aug 2016 01:29
Last Modified: 26 Aug 2016 03:24

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