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Training for a Smart Workforce

Author : Rod Gerber
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In the hypercompetitive context of the new global economy, building a smart workforce is widely regarded as a key strategy for enterprises. But is this any more than another 'fast capitalist' slogan? What substance can be given to the idea? What are its associated values and practices? This book explores these issues from an international perspective in fresh and challenging ways. Key themes include: * competence and being competent in the world of work * experience, common-sense and expertise in workplace learning * social practices and literacies in the workplace * developing smart, self-directed workers * taking responsibility for learning in workplaces * empowering workers as learners in the workplaces. These essays are written by leading edge workplace analysts and practitioners from Australia, New Zealand, Sweden and the USA. Their wide-ranging, multi-disciplinary approach will be of interest to all forward-thinking academics, students and leaders in management, organizational development and workplace learning.

Smart Grid Handbook 3 Volume Set

Author : Chen-Ching Liu
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Comprehensive, cross-disciplinary coverage of Smart Grid issues from global expert researchers and practitioners. This definitive reference meets the need for a large scale, high quality work reference in Smart Grid engineering which is pivotal in the development of a low-carbon energy infrastructure. Including a total of 83 articles across 3 volumes The Smart Grid Handbook is organized in to 6 sections: Vision and Drivers, Transmission, Distribution, Smart Meters and Customers, Information and Communications Technology, and Socio-Economic Issues. Key features: Written by a team representing smart grid R&D, technology deployment, standards, industry practice, and socio-economic aspects. Vision and Drivers covers the vision, definitions, evolution, and global development of the smart grid as well as new technologies and standards. The Transmission section discusses industry practice, operational experience, standards, cyber security, and grid codes. The Distribution section introduces distribution systems and the system configurations in different countries and different load areas served by the grid. The Smart Meters and Customers section assesses how smart meters enable the customers to interact with the power grid. Socio-economic issues and information and communications technology requirements are covered in dedicated articles.The Smart Grid Handbook will meet the need for a high quality reference work to support advanced study and research in the field of electrical power generation, transmission and distribution. It will be an essential reference for regulators and government officials, testing laboratories and certification organizations, and engineers and researchers in Smart Grid-related industries.

California Smart Grid Workforce Development Network Strategic Plan

Author : Emir José Macari
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Educating the Global Workforce

Author : Lesley Farrell
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The 2007 edition of this respected international volume considers the challenges facing work related education arising from the rapid expansion of the global economy and the impact of this on labour markets and individual workers. Including perspectives from the US, UK, Canada, Australia, Africa, Eastern Europe, Central Asia, South America, India and South Africa, the 2007 volume is split into four clear sections covering key topics, such as: the current global context when all work, even local, is influenced by global economic activity workers are expected to engage in lifelong learning but also be mobile and deal with rapidly changing working knowledge work related education must prepare workers for the global economy and specific contexts, where governments attract global companies by promoting education and literate workforces how the responsibility for providing work-education is distributed between schools, vocational education, HE, professional bodies, local and global companies, governments, the private sector and individuals the pressures on formal education and training institutions to produce graduates with certain kinds of knowledge, skills and personal attributes.

A Reliance on Smart Power

Author : United States. Congress. Senate. Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs. Subcommittee on Oversight of Government Management, the Federal Workforce, and the District of Columbia
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Australian Academic and Research Libraries

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Improving Workplace Learning

Author : Geraldine Castleton
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Closely linked to the concepts of growth and globalisation is the increasing recognition being given to the importance of the workplace as a site of learning. The value of the book rests in the fact that this framework does not have its foundations in just one academic discipline, but rather provides a range of perspectives drawn from psychology, social psychology, sociology and critical theory. The purpose is to move away from a unidimensional understanding of workplaces and workplace learning to provide a different standpoint from which to better appreciate the diversity and complexity of learning in the workplace. This significant book is divided into four inter-related sections, with each section contributing to the evidence-base referred to earlier by offering informed considerations of the following questions: What kinds of contextual issues impact on workplace learning, and what are the implications of these for improving workplace learning? What kinds of knowledge are required for contemporary work, and what implications are derived from these for improving workplace learning? What models and case studies exist that reflect practices for improving workplace learning?; and, What consideration of directions for future action to improve workplace learning can be made?

California Utility Vision and Roadmap for the Smart Grid of 2020

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New York State Workforce Investment Act Annual Report

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Balancing the Skills Equation

Author : Geoff Hayward
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Governments worldwide assume that national competitiveness can be improved by developing workforce skills. This book critically examines this 'high skills' vision at both policy and practice levels. It challenges an oversimplified policy rhetoric that underestimates the complexity of the processes involved in developing a skilled workforce. The book focuses on key issues relating to the high skills agenda: skills and political economy; different investment strategies for producing skills; qualification systems and learning. A multidisciplinary team of authors from a range of disciplines, including economics, management and education, provides the cross-cutting international and comparative analysis. Editorial comment links their explorations to wider questions of skill formation processes and overarching questions are addressed through in-depth analysis of the roles of higher education, apprenticeship and formal school learning in skill formation.

Towards a Competent Workforce

Author : Bob Mansfield
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For over a decade the UK has been engaged in a radical reform of its vocational education and training. This book contains the first comprehensive description of Functional Analysis, the method developed to define occupational standards and National Vocational Qualifications. It also discusses changes in contemporary work patterns, arguing that a new model of occupational competence is needed - the Job Competence Model. The text is in four parts covering strategy, models, and methodologies and how to apply them in practice. Both authors have both been closely associated with the methods and models described in the book and their personal insights add enormously to the value of the material.

Workforce Management

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Workforce Strategies

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Workforce Education Forum

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Defining the Pathway to the California Smart Grid of 2020 for Publicly Owned Utilities

Author : Science Applications International Corporation
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Building a Workforce Development System for Texas

Author : Policy Research Project on Workforce Reform in Texas
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Draft Action Plan for the Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Program for Existing Buildings

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The Ironworker

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Typology of Knowledge Skills and Competences

Author : Jonathan Winterton
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The third in a series of Cedefop publications dealing with technical aspects of the European Qualification Framework and European Credit Transfer System, this book analyses current practice in countries that have made progress with evaluating and defining competence. It proposes a typology of knowledge, skills and competence, to be used not as an instrument of 'harmonisation' between countries, but as a template to enable comparison. The aim is to promote mobility in every sense, bringing work-based learning and knowledge acquired in higher education closer together.

How to Make Smart Decisions about Training

Author : Paul G. Whitmore
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