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Vocational Education and Training Resources

Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce

The research and policy papers produced by the Center essentially focus on the links between education, individual career goals and the demands of the workplace. To that point, the published reports provide data, trends, information and opinion on jobs, skills and people. “Failure to Launch” offers analysis of labor force participation, employment and earnings for young adults 1980-2012. The just-released report on online advertising targeting recent college graduates outlines which workers employers want most.

The Dusseldorp Forum

The Dusseldorp Forum’s vision is that all young Australians have the knowledge and skills required to realize their potential and thrive in life. Work is focused on championing approaches to learning that are more engaging, inclusive and creative – to meet the diverse strengths, needs and interests of young people across Australia, particularly those who have experienced disadvantage. They do this to improve outcomes for young people and to influence systemic change.

Construction and Building Technology

International Technology and Engineering Educators Association Technology and Engineering Websites

The International Technology and Engineering Educators Association is the largest professional educational association, principal voice, and information clearinghouse devoted to enhancing technology education through technology, innovation, design, and engineering experiences at the K-12 school levels. Its membership encompasses individuals and institutions throughout the world in over 45 countries with the primary membership in North America. It provides a list of Technology and Engineering education websites.

Creative Arts and Fashion

Sustainable Fashion: A Handbook for Educators

There is still only a small body of work examining ways of teaching about the social and environmental impacts of the fashion industry. “Sustainable Fashion: A Handbook for Educators” is a response to a perceived need. It covers ideas and teaching materials for design, garment technology and product development, for socially responsible business and merchandising, for marketing, promotion, fashion management and communications, and summarizes various approaches taken to teaching sustainable fashion.

Information and Communications Technology

The SANS Institute

SANS is by far the largest source for information security training and security certification in the world. Also, SANS develops, maintains, and makes available the largest collection of courseware and research documents about various aspects of information security - at no cost.

The FITS Foundation

The aims of The FITS Foundation are to spearhead the professionalization of the Information/Communications Technology workforce in the Education marketplace, improve the quality of ICT technical support services through the use of a structured service delivery framework and have a positive impact on teaching and learning experiences and outcomes.

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

Engineers for a Sustainable World

Engineers for a Sustainable World (ESW) is a non-profit network of students, university faculty, and professionals who are dedicated to building a more sustainable world for current and future generations. This involves not only direct projects on campuses, in communities, and internationally, but also educating our communities and ourselves about sustainability as a broad topic.

Social and Personal Services

Confederation of International Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology

CIBTAC and its sister organization BABTAC (British Confederation of Beauty Therapy and Cosmetology) provide a network of training centers and offer a wide portfolio of courses with qualifications in beauty therapy, spa, wellbeing, diet and nutrition, sports therapy, and several other complimentary and holistic qualifications.

Transportation and Logistics

The Transportation, Distribution and Logistics Toolkit

Educators teaching logistics/supply chain management, warehousing, and transportation services can review this rich resource “toolkit”.