16-17 June 2009, Karlstad University, Karlstad, Sweden.
Hosted by Karlstad University in Sweden, in collaboration with The Centre for Employment Relations Innovation & Change (CERIC), Leeds University Business School, UK, and The Work & Employment Rights Research Centre (WERRC), Monash University Melbourne, Australia
The Third International Conference on Training, Employability and Employment (CTEE) will be held in Karlstad, Sweden, in June 2009. The first CTEE was held in London in July 2002 and the second CTEE was held in Prato, Italy in September 2005. The conference brings together leading scholars, training providers, trade unionists and other practitioners, to examine the nature and role of training and development in the restructuring of work and employment.
Skill requirements at work are changing; new vocational qualifications are being introduced in the aim of developing transferability of workers and skills. The enlarged European community brings new challenges to the agenda of high skills. New sectoral, regional and national approaches to the provision of training are being developed, as a response to the needs of an up-skilled workforce. Training and development are assuming a greater significance in the workplace and in public policy, than ever before. Paradoxically, this increased emphasis on training and skill formation at, and for, work is occurring at a time when the nature of employment is being reshaped by increasing casualisation, contracting-out and the contraction of collective representation. What then is the role of training in the contemporary workplace? Do the workers and disadvantaged have a voice in the skills race? How does training contribute to the achievement of social objectives (for social inclusion, lifelong learning, etc.) and what is the role of training in the development of skills for contemporary labour markets?
The conference will address these and other issues including: