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IACEE Published Paper in EUCEN ULLL Journal


GLOBAL TRENDS IN THE CONTRIBUTION OF UNIVERSITY LIFELONG LEARNING IN SHAPING THE LABOUR MARKETS AND ITS APPLICABILITY TO EU - AN IACEE PERSPECTIVE

Soma CHAKRABARTI, University of Delaware, USA
Kim SCALZO, The State University of New York, USA
Ragna Ann BERGE, Norwegian University of Science and Technology, Norway
Errol la GRANGE, CPDlive Pty Ltd, Australia
Yakut GAZI, Georgia Institute of Technology, USA
Ricardo GUTIERREZ-MERCADO, Tecnológico de Monterrey, Mexico
 

ABSTRACT

The International Association for Continuing Engineering Education (IACEE) supports and
enhances lifelong learning in engineering around the globe. Located worldwide, the
academic and professional members of IACEE often engage in creating professional higher
education programmes that provide relevant content in an appropriate mode of delivery to
advance the knowledge of engineers and scientists, thus providing professional
development to upskill them. For the past 28 years, IACEE member institutions have been
platforms for innovation in continuing education with respect to programmes that proactively
shape the labour market regionally and globally. In this article, six IACEE Council members
from institutions located in four countries reflect upon their experiences in their organisations
and critically analyse the trends in Australia, Mexico, Norway and the United States of
America, and discuss the applicability of the global trends to the continuing higher education
landscape in the European Union.

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