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Gender And Qualification - GENDERQUAL - Transcending Gendered Features of Key Qualifications for Improving Options for Career Choice and Enhancing Human Resource Potential

Project ID: HPSE-CT-1999-00020
Funded under: FP5-HUMAN POTENTIAL

Abstract

The project will investigate the impact of gender segregation of European labour markets on vocational education and training (VET), with special regard to key (core) competencies/qualifications/skills/knowledge. Established gender barriers prove to be inadequate for a modernisation of work processes and, consequently, tend to lose validity because they will impede both individual career options of women and men as well as human resource development. Therefore, vocational education and training (VET) systems should aim at competencies corresponding to these challenges and at equals opportunities for both sexes.
The project will particularly investigate to which extend women and men tend to develop gender specific key qualifications or dispose of different sets of key competencies/qualifications in situations of occupational change. This should lead for both sexes to strategies of qualification allowing to overcome inequalities in the labour market on the one hand and to improve employability on the other. The aim envisaged is to reduce gender segregation in the labour market and to prepare for situations of occupational changes. As a conclusion, recommendations for policy makers and practitioners in vocational education and training and continuos vocational training will be defined according to this aim.

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Record Number: 8400 / Last updated on: 2007-02-15
Category: ANREP
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