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Managing work-based learning during economic down turn - implications for students, employers and placement co-ordinators.

A grant has recently been awarded to Daniel Bailey from the Higher Education Academy Engineering Subject Centre. The project,in collaboration with the Northants Engineering Training Partnership (NETP),looks at the challenging issues around managing work-based learning during an economic down turn.
Summary: It is widely accepted that student placement opportunities greatly improve the employability or the participants. This study considers the affects of the current downturn is having upon placement activities, in particular it will review the benefits of placement, evaluate the impact of the economic down turn and concerns of those involved, evaluate the activities which have been put in place to support placement activities and explore other coping strategies to assist placement co-ordinators to mitigate any change in placement arrangements. This is a research project, which will be focused around the impacts of the current difficult trading climate has on the provision of placement opp…