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Technicians: skills, age and gender profiles and training implications in Oxfordshire

Lawton Smith, Helen (2009) Technicians: skills, age and gender profiles and training implications in Oxfordshire. Professional Geographer 61 (1), pp. 59-69. ISSN 0033-0124.

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/00330120802577715

Abstract

This article draws on a study of the supply of technician training in engineering and science and technology sectors in Oxfordshire in southeast England. The study conducted between January and May 2004 set out to identify the challenges facing training providers and employers in the context of an increasing age profile of technicians, while the skills demanded of technicians are changing. Some forty interviews were conducted with local providers of training, employers, and industry organizations. The study shows that a key part of the Oxfordshire labor market is undergoing radical changes in structure and function. So far these changes have not been matched by a coherent training response.

Item Type: Article
Keyword(s) / Subject(s): age-profile, Oxfordshire, technicians
School or Research Centre: Birkbeck Schools and Research Centres > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Management
Depositing User: Administrator
Date Deposited: 28 Jan 2011 14:14
Last Modified: 17 Apr 2013 12:18
URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/2054

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