From school work to real work: how education fails students in the real world

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Baker Dearing Educational Trust


Science, technology, engineering and mathematics skills, known as STEM, are a critical factor in future economic growth. This report focuses on how well schools and educators are doing in helping students to develop the technical skills needed for successful careers. [The authors] surveyed STEM workers aged under 35 years to understand how they had made the journey from school to work, exploring not only their experience of education but also the support they had in making career decisions and getting their first jobs. [The authors] think [the students'] experiences have much to tell...  [+] Show more

Subjects: Employment; Skills and knowledge; Providers of education and training; Vocational education and training; Pathways; Outcomes; Research; Teaching and learning; Career development

Keywords: Entry into working life; Vocational preparation; Skill needs; Skill development; Institutional role; Technical education and training; Relevance of education and training; Survey; Learning experience; Transition from education and training to employment

Geographic subjects: Great Britain; Europe

Published: London, England: Baker Dearing Educational Trust, 2017

Physical description: 18 p.

Resource type: Report

Call number: TD/TNC 127.442

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