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Finnish Academy for Skills Excellence
www.hamk.fi

Finnish Academy for Skills Excellence (FASE) aims to promote vocational excellence in skills through education, training and research. FASE operates as a part of Häme University of Applied Sciences (HAMK), Professional Excellence Research Unit in Finland. FASE has close connection to HAMK School of Professional Teacher Education. FASE collaborates with other actors in the national and international Skills network. FASE organizes training for experts, coaches and other people who are involved or interested in the development of vocational top expertise. The special training program called Developing Excellence in Skills is designed for international participants. The programme is flexible and it can be tailored according to the needs of the customer.

ibw Austria - Research & Development in VET
www.ibw.at

The Austrian Institute for Training Research in Trade and Industry (ibw) carries out education, business, and skills research and development. Topics include apprenticeship training, future demand for skilled workers, and youth employment.

UNESCO-UNEVOC: Measuring the return on investment in TVET
www.unevoc.unesco.org

Report of the UNESCO-UNEVOC virtual conference about a collaborative research project undertaken by the NCVER and UNESCO-UNEVOC which aims to explore the different benefits from investing in TVET and ways to measure the return on investment in TVET across a range of countries.

WorldSkills UK Research and Development
worldskillsuk.org

WorldSkills UK has gathered research that improves the understanding of competition activity so that policies and practices can progress to bring greater benefits and impacts for individuals, organisations and agencies.

Construction and Building Technology

National Center for Construction Education and Research
www.nccer.org

The U.S. based Center was founded through collaboration between construction industry executives, industry association leadership, and academics to provide construction industry workforce development programs. The curriculum and assessments now cover 70+ construction trade/craft areas, and there are 4,000 training centers around the world supporting Center initiatives and partners.

Bureau of Labor Statistics Construction of Buildings
www.bls.gov

The construction sector comprises establishments primarily engaged in the construction of buildings or engineering projects (e.g., highways and utility systems) as well as establishments primarily engaged in the preparation of sites for new construction and establishments primarily engaged in subdividing land for sale as building sites also are included in this sector. Construction work done may include new work, additions, alterations, or maintenance and repairs.

Creative Arts and Fashion

Graphic Design Services World Report
www.researchandmarkets.com

The Graphic Design Services World Report published in July 2014 provides Market Consumption,Products, and Services data for over 200 countries from 1997 and forecasts to 2014-2028.

Information and Communications Technology

U.S. Census Bureau Information and Communication Technology Survey
www.census.gov

The Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Survey provides data on both noncapitalized and capitalized spending for information and communication technology equipment and computer software by U.S. nonfarm businesses with employees. Data have been collected annually beginning with data for 2003.

World Economic Forum
www.weforum.org

The World Economic Forum is committed to improving the state of the world through public-private cooperation in the areas of economic growth, sustainability, financial systems, health, and social development. Learn more through the Forum’s blog, events, videos about youth unemployment and the need for teaching new skills, the Forum Academy, the annual meeting of “new champions” including 1500 leaders from 90 countries, and its reports including the 2014 Global IT Report.

Manufacturing and Engineering Technology

Manufacturing: market research reports
www.marketresearch.com

Market research.com produces a series of reports covering a wide range of industries and sectors, including the Manufacturing sector. Data and reports include information about quantitative trends and qualitative buyer behaviors, case studies, and business intelligence that is helpful for students.

Social and Personal Services

International Dermal Institute
www.dermalinstitute.com

The International Dermal Institute is at the forefront of the research and development of skin treatments and products worldwide. IDI provides classes, scholarships, career mapping and certificate programs.

Transportation and Logistics

EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics
www.springer.com

The EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics offers both research articles and tutorials, focusing on use of advanced applications in transportation and logistics. Publishing research articles and tutorials, the EURO Journal on Transportation and Logistics is a forum for presentation of original mathematical models, methodologies and computational results focusing on advanced applications in transportation and logistics.

 

worldskills.org survey