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Understanding the Links between Information Communication Technology (ICT) Skills and Employability - A Model of Work Placement for Third Level ICT Students.

Minogue, Geraldine (2014) Understanding the Links between Information Communication Technology (ICT) Skills and Employability - A Model of Work Placement for Third Level ICT Students. Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

The focus of this research is to introduce an uncomplicated practical model of work placement for students of Information Communication Technology (ICT) that can be used as a framework by Higher Educational Institutions (HEI’s) to improve the opportunities of securing work placement for students on courses that have a mandatory work placement module. The research methods include a review of relevant literature on work placement. The approach adopted in this dissertation is a single case study as the focus of this research is attempting to present an alternative model of work placement and in so doing contribute to existing body of knowledge on the benefits of work placements in improving employability. The case study approach facilitates this aim. The centre of this research study is the gathering of qualitative data the main method of data collection used is semi-structured interviews. The findings from this research show that by there is a potential market for the model being proposed. This dissertation recommends that HEI makes the resources available to pilot this model with next cohort of ICT students seeking work placement.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
T Technology > T Technology (General) > Information Technology
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Business Administration
Depositing User: Claire Wallnutt
Date Deposited: 15 Nov 2014 11:16
Last Modified: 24 Nov 2014 15:59
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/1770

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