Programme

3rd International Skills Colloquium: Employability, employment, training and skills in the global era

16-17 February 2017, Curtin University Malaysia, Miri campus, Sarawak

Programme Schedule

Thursday 16 February

Time Programme
09:00 – 10:30 Official welcome and introduction: (Venue: LTBS 11)

Professor Julia Connell, University of Technology Sydney, Professor Jonathan Winterton, Curtin University Malaysia

10:30 Morning Coffee
11:00 – 12:30
A. Graduate employability
(Venue:HN2-103)

  1. An exploratory study on the employment and employability of doctoral graduates with a lens of adaptive capacity.
    Wee Ming Ong and Subas Dhakal, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  2. Graduate Employability: Stakeholder responsibilities for the Fourth Industrial Revolution
    Barbara Mumme, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  3. Employer perceptions of Malaysian graduates in the service sector
    Jude Emelifeonwu, Curtin University, Malaysia
    Noorziah Mohd Salleh, University of Malaysia Sabah,
    Kwok Mow Chan, Curtin University, Malaysia
B. Policy and politics of skill development
(Venue:HN2-110)

  1. The politics and discourses of collective skill formation in developing context: the Nigerian experience
    Kelechi Ekuma, Global Development Institute, University of Manchester, United Kingdom
  2.  Key skills and workforce development challenges for Western Australia
    Ros Cameron, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  3.  Methodological and institutional challenges for implementation of competence-based qualifications in the post-communist countries: the case of Lithuania
    Lina Vaitkukė, Q + VET Development Centre, Vilnius, Lithuania
    Vidmantas Tūtlys, Vytautus Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
12:30 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30
C. The 4th Industrial Revolution
(Venue:HN2-103)

  1. The 4th industrial revolution and its implications for VET processes
    Vidmantas Tūtlys, Vytautus Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
    Georg Spöttl, Bremen University, Germany
  2. The Complex Dynamics of Meeting Growing Digital Skills Demand: Is the Australian national vocational education and training system agile enough to respond to shifts in industry skills?
    Victor Gekara, Alemayehu Molla, Darryn Snell, Stan Karanasios and Amanda Thomas, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
  3. Intelligent careers: preparing for employability in the 21st Century
    Julia Richardson, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
D. Skills utilization and skills mismatch
(Venue:HN2-110)

  1. Training and development of rotational workers in the oil and gas industry: skills gaps and mismatches
    Reimara Valk, Curtin University, Malaysia
    Paul J Matalski, Roughrider Consulting Ltd, Canada
    Sandra BT Hannon, Lloyds Register Energy Operations, Netherlands
  2.  Skills use in the UK: a review of the evidence
    Peter Boxall, Auckland University Business School, New Zealand
    Jonathan Winterton, Curtin University, Malaysia
15:30 Afternoon Tea
16:00 – 17:30
Publishing group 1 Julia Connell
(Venue:HN2-108)
Publishing group 2 Jonathan Winterton
(Venue:HN2-105)
19:00 Dinner at Imperial Hotel, Miri

 

Friday, 17 February

Time Programme
09:00 – 10:30
E. Changing worlds of work
(Venue:HN2-103)

  1. Assisting retrenched auto workers to identify transferable skills and job opportunities: lessons from an applied research study
    Darryn Snell and Victor Gekara, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia
  2. Rubbish degrees in the age of job automation: the production of unemployment by the Australian education system
    Andrzej Gwizdalski, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  3.  Designing of the second career of theatre actors
    Davia Bukantaitė and Vidmantas Tūtlys, Vytautus Magnus University, Kaunas, Lithuania
F. Human capital in Malaysia
(Venue:HN2-110)

  1. Theorising human capital
    Jonathan Winterton, Curtin University, Malaysia
    Kenneth Cafferkey, UNIRAZAK, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
  2.  High Performance Work Systems and the smart workplace in the Malaysian energy sector
    Rob Perrett, Bradford School of Management, United Kingdom
    Kenneth Cafferkey, UNIRAZAK, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Jonathan Winterton, Curtin University, Malaysia
  3. High Performance work system strength, human relations climate and emotional attachment
    Kenneth Cafferkey, UNIRAZAK, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Margaret Heffernan and Brian Harney, Dublin City University, Ireland
    Tony Dundon, Manchester Alliance Business School, United Kingdom
10:30 Morning Coffee
11:00 – 12:30
G. Transnational mobility
(Venue:HN2-103)

  1. Expatriate spouses: Adjustment, identity and opportunities for employment
    Heidi Collins, Swinburne University of Technology, Sarawak Campus
  2. A tale of two visa programmes: Temporary migration and labour shortages in farm work
    Iain Campbell, Joo-Cheong Tham and Martina Boese, University of Melbourne, Australia
H. Transnational perspectives
(Venue:HN2-110)

  1. Graduate employability in a trans-national context: A cultural discourse analysis
    Jane Coffey, Ros Cameron and Farveh Farivar, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
  2.  Terrorism and security contexts in employee training in Asian organizations: exploring a conceptual model
    Samir Ranjan Chatterjee, Curtin University, Perth, Australia

 

12:30 Lunch
14:00 – 15:30 Plenary Presentation (Venue:LBTS11)

Dr Abdul Rahman Deen, Director Workforce Development Unit, Chief Minister’s Office, Sarawak

15:30 Afternoon Tea
16:00 – 17:30
J. Skills in emerging markets
(Venue:HN2-110)

  1. Learning and development in Reliance Industries India
    Reimara Valk, Curtin University, Malaysia
    Sunil Kumar Singh, Reliance Industries Limited, India
  2. Rethinking employability skills deficits in rural hospitality and tourism (RHT) destinations research
    Samuel Adeyinka-Ojo, Curtin University, Malaysia
  3. Work readiness challenges impacting Indian youth’s employability, and stakeholders’ roles in overcoming these challenges
    Verma Prikshat, Australian Institute of Business, Adelaide, Australia
    Sanjeev Kumar, Graphic Era University, Dehradun, India
    Alan Nankervis, Curtin University, Perth, Australia
K. Skill development in the service sector
(Venue:HN2-110)

  1. Can team-based learning develop skills for child protective workers in the UK?
    Nicholas Clarke, Southampton University, United Kingdom
    Geoff Owen, Research in Practice, United Kingdom 
  2. Can the attributes of personal care workers inform employee retention strategies in the Western Australian aged care sector?
    Subas Dhakal, Curtin University, Perth, Australia 
  3. Project #NuKapav: A Maurtitian service-learning case study
    Sarita Hardin-Ramanan, Loga D Balla Soupramanien and David DeLapeyre, Telfair Institute, Mauritius

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