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6-7 September 2018 - London School of Economics, UK

The Centre for Vocational Education Research (CVER) at the London School of Economics (LSE) will hold its third annual conference on Thursday 6 and Friday 7 September 2018.

Keynote speakers include:

• Professor Jeffrey Smith (University of Wisconsin)
• Professor Alexandra Spitz-Oener (Humboldt University of Berlin)

CVER would like to invite papers on any aspect of the economics of vocational education and training.

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Education is free in Cuba, and is one of the island nation’s top priorities.
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When you watch TV stations and read media reports do you often wonder about the accuracy of the information?

Why is it that there is no growth post-apartheid? Why aren't we improving job availability in the labour market? Why does inequality seem to be growing?

What are the effects of unions, temporary employment services (TES), and the employment tax incentive (ETI)?

Now we are about to implement a National Minimum Wage - will that make a difference - or solve the problem?

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The submission dates for abstracts has been shifted to 31 March 2008.

This is a call for papers to the ILERA African Regional Congress to be held in Mauritius 7-9 July 2018.
It should be a very interesting conference and you are very likely to find a good niche for yourself in one of the seven sub-themes of the conference.

Please feel free to pass it on to anyone else you think may be interested in attending.

Details of the venue and costs and conference themes are available on:

ILERA African conference

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Recently the DHET presented to the Portfolio Committee on Higher Education and Training on the revised Addis Convention on the recognition of studies, certificates, diplomas, degrees, and other academic qualifications in higher education in African states.
Please see attached for a quick summary the Powerpoint PresentationDHET (2018) Presentation to PPCHET on revised Addis Convention

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Global Business Solutions will be hosting a 2 day WSP/ATR Practical Submission Session on the 15th & 16th of March 2018 at the CTICC (Cape Town International Convention Centre).

This 2 day workshop will assist you with the completion of your Workplace Skills Plan (WSP) and Annual Training Report (ATR) which is due for submission no later than 30 April 2018. What makes this session different is that our Skills Expert @menethamel will give guidance whilst you capture your data in real time on the various SETA Online Grant Systems.

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The Journal of Education has just published a very interesting article by Robert Prince on the relationship between the way school leaving success is measured, and the statistics on throughput at university level.
As an enormous amount of money is being invested in university student education, the rate of success becomes critical to ensure a return on that investment.
The article is free to access on this link: Journal of Education

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The Self Defense Company by Damian Ross is the ultimate resource for self-defense online training & courses for everyone, men, women, kids and seniors.

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My wife and I have been reading Richard Carlson’s Don’t Sweat the Small Stuff. It sounds easy: identify the small stuff in your life and let go. But, no. The real challenge is the subtitle: ... And It’s All Small Stuff.

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Online learning company Getsmarter made the headlines this year when it was announced, on Skills Universe before anywhere else, that they had been acquired by US online learning giant 2U. The deal was valued at USD104 million and matched Getsmarter's short courses with the degree and diploma courses offered by 2U.

Speaking after the acquisition, CEO and co-founder Sam Paddock said that the company would be ramping up their office in Cape Town. Well things are well underway with 60 current vacancies across 9 departments.


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