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Vocational Education and Training Research Forum

Vocational Education and Training Research Forum
22-23 April 2009
Rutherford House, Wellington

The Industry Training Federation’s annual Vocational Education and Training Forum in Wellington next week is set to be the biggest yet with around 200 people registered to attend.
 
“Six years ago, it was an afternoon get together with about 30 people  Now it is a two day event with great prestige among people interested in research which impacts on vocational education and training,” ITF Executive Director Jeremy Baker said.
 
“Presentations cover a range of research with findings that can be used in a practical way to enhance skill development in New Zealand.
 
“The conference has attracted two keynote speakers from the United Kingdom.  Professor David Ashton from Cardiff University is an expert in the international comparisons of skills systems and Dr Johnny Sung from the University of Leicester will be speaking on the varying nature of industry-led vocational education and training.
 
“We are also very fortunate to have a highly relevant and topical New Zealand keynote presenter. Dr Karen Vaughan from the New Zealand Council for Educational Research, will be speaking on conditions and strategies for making the most of workplace learning.
 
“In the current economic environment making the most of the investment in training becomes even more critical to enable workplaces to whatever opportunities are available,” Mr Baker said.

 
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