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Issue Training for older workers
Outline New approaches to the provision of training for older workers in Ireland have been initiated with Trade Union backing. The qualifications acquired are mainly work-based, the idea being to spread learning to the majority of older workers. These tend to be receptive to learning in the work process, while they would not go to seek training in colleges. Certification is the competitive edge in this initiative.
Debate
  • Accreditation of prior learning should be robust and recognised.
  • Evaluation should not just be guided by the criterion of whether the course 'sells', but also at micro level: what the participants think.
  • Most required among the key qualifications are 'team leader skills'.
Source Summary of debate related to the presentation by Peter Rigney on 'union driven curriculum change in Ireland'.
Event CEDEFOP/ INOFOR: Sintra June 00
Descriptors D-CVT            
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