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Job training versus career development

Series or Serial: ERIC Digest No. 171

Publisher: The Ohio State University

Published At: Columbus, OH

Date Published: 1996

Distributor: ERIC Clearinghouse on Adult, Career, and Vocational Education, Center on Education and Training for Employment, The Ohio State University

Source Address: 1900 Kenny Road

Source City/State/Zip: Columbus OH 43210

Phone: 800-848-4815

Material Type: Information Analysis

Intended Audience: General

Physical Media: Print

Subjects: Vocational Education; Job Training; Career Development

This digest explores the questions about the focus of vocational education on either preparing students for specific jobs or on broader career development, including lifelong learning, employability, and cognitive skills. It examines how vocational education can best prepare students to meet the demands of the current and future workforce. References are included.

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