Higher Education, Skills and Work-Based Learning: Volume 13 Issue 2


The journal of the University Vocational Awards Council

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Employers’ perspectives of effective continuing education and training in Singapore

Anthony Leow, Shuyi Chua, Stephen Billett, Anh Hai Le

Employers often claim that the lack of employee competence is a limitation in their enterprises’ success and viability. Consequently, employers are important stakeholders in…

Identifying struggling teams in online challenge-based learning

Ha Nguyen, Hannie Gijlers, Galena Pisoni

The purpose of the study is to determine how students perceive groupwork and identify patterns of less successful groups in online challenge-based learning.

Training prospective technical education graduates for school-to-work transition: insights from university–industry links

Samson Onyeluka Chukwuedo, Francisca Nebechi Nnajiofor, Mohammed Adamu Auta, Ikechukwu Chidiebere Odogwu

Following the tenets of experiential learning theory (ELT) and social cognitive theory (SCT), this study aims to investigate the influence of higher technology education students'…

Workforce's crisis-induced career shock, career preferences, job insecurity, layoff and perceived employability: examining variations based on gender, education level and ethnic origin

Salima Hamouche, Christiane Liliane Kammogne, Wassila Merkouche

The COVID-19 crisis caused a high level of job insecurity, layoff and low employment opportunities. It generated a worldwide shock, which might have a long-lasting effect on…

Integrating higher degree education with practice: exploring the value proposition of executive MBA apprenticeships

Marian Evans, L. Martin Cloutier

The study aims to explore how the collective representations of stakeholders associated with an Executive MBA (EMBA) apprenticeship are conceptualised, and what value elements are…

Signalling new opportunities? An analysis of UK job adverts for degree apprenticeships

Khristin Fabian, Ella Taylor-Smith, Sally Smith, Andrew Bratton

The purpose of this study is to gain insight into the degree apprenticeship labour market and employers' strategies for apprenticeship recruitment using job advertisement data…

The role of social media engagement and emotional intelligence in successful employment

Olusoyi Richard Ashaye, Ali B. Mahmoud, Afzal Sayed Munna, Nurhanisah Ali

This paper focusses on demonstrating the role of social media engagement and considering emotional intelligence (hereafter EI) as a critical concept to successful employment…

Rising to the challenge: adult student perceptions of institutional supports to increase access to careers in biotechnology

Lindsay Portnoy, Ash Sadler, Elizabeth Zulick

Amidst continued calls for the democratization of access to higher education for historically underrepresented populations alongside the first global health crisis in a century…

A theory-based approach to model entrepreneurial intentions: exploring the role of creativity, proactive personality and passion

Rakesh Kumar, Shalini Shukla

This study aims to examine the role of creativity and proactive personality to predict entrepreneurial intentions (EIs) using Ajzen’s (1991) theory of planned behaviour as an…

Business school interns’ intention to join: studying culture, work engagement and leader-member exchange in virtual internship

Pooja Sharma, Mahadyuti Choudhury

This research aims to analyze the impact of work engagement, organization culture and leader-member exchange (LMX) on an intern’s intention to join the organization during the…

A conceptual framework for higher education student loyalty from the green marketing perspective

Lim Jin Wong, Pick Soon Ling, Tonny Heng Yew Ling

This study aims to investigate the impact of green image on student loyalty and to present a conceptual framework aimed at retaining current students and attracting new ones in…

Entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurial intention among higher education students in Vietnam: do entrepreneurial self-efficacy and family support matter?

Hong Hai Pham, Thi Loan Le

The current study aims to explain the relationship between entrepreneurial education and entrepreneurial intention through a moderated mediation model from the lens of social…

Chartered professional accountant's competencies: the synergy between accounting education and employers' needs—evidence from Alberta

Sherif Elbarrad, Walid Belassi

This study examines the competencies delineated by the Chartered Professional Accountants (CPA) in Canada and explores the gap between what universities provide, represented by…

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