Workplace learning (Learning for Jobs)

Workplace learning assumes diverse forms, ranging from short periods of job-shadowing for school students to full apprenticeships. This chapter argues that the workplace has compelling attractions as a learning environment, a good place both to learn hard skills on modern equipment and soft skills by working with people in a real-world context; improving transition from school to work by allowing employers and potential employees to get to know one another; and allowing trainees to contribute useful work. The employer offer of workplace training also provides an important signal of employer need for that variety of skill.
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