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On entering the workforce

Gordon Rabey (Management Consultant based in Wellington, New Zealand.)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Article publication date: 11 July 2008

Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this paper is to consider whether secondary school education is adequately preparing young people for entering into the workplace.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper seeks to match the expectations of the employee with the qualities which might be expected in school‐leaver appointees.

Findings

The paper suggests there are gaps, but accepts that to date this has not been challenged. Recommends consideration of some components for bridging this area.

Originality/value

Implementation would require some new thinking of teaching and presentation, but the benefits could be significant.

Keywords

Citation

Rabey, G. (2008), "On entering the workforce", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 40 No. 5, pp. 266-269. https://doi.org/10.1108/00197850810886513

Publisher

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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