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Project Manager : Project Manager Oct Nov 2012
6 Project Manager SKILL TRANSFER IN GRADUATES A study aimed at identifying factors a ecting the ability of graduates to transfer university-acquired skills to the work context has recently been completed. e study of 674 business graduates from 39 Australian universities found that skill transfer is deter mined by three factors: workplace characteristics; degree program characteristics; and learner characteristics. A model of skill transfer in graduates has been developed. Testing showed it did not vary signi cantly across di erent graduate or organisation types, suggesting that the ndings can be applied to graduates across di erent sectors and industries. Workplace characteristics needed to foster transfer of skills include supervisory support, access to role models through mentoring, access to collaborative networks and being open to change. A link between the learning environment and the workplace should also be developed. Characteristics that graduates should embrace to smooth the transition include a motivation to learn, ambition, con dence and being open to the new. www.aipm.com.au Project Manager 6 The newly for med Australian Workforce and Productivity Agency (AWPA), which aims to boost productivity and strengthen Australia's response to the skills shortage, is calling for comment about cur rent challenges and those that will impact the workforce up to 2025. " e Agency is an extension of Skills Australia and will improve long-term workforce planning and development, address skills and labour shortages and contribute to improved industry and workplace productivity," says Senator Chris Evans, Federal Minister for Skills. Via a LinkedIn group -- the HR and Lear ning Group of the Australian Workplace and Productivity Agency -- AWPA is requesting 'frontline' workers to have their say and provide feedback that could infor m the Federal Government's long- ter m workforce planning. "We're not training people for training's sake -- we are training people for jobs," Senator Evans says. " is fundamental refor m ensures that the government is training people in the skills that employers and the economy needs." To have your say, join the LinkedIn group and start discussing your experiences. W: w w w.linkedin.com/ groups?gid=4603606 New productivity agency calls for comment Project management wins Point Project Management has been honoured at the 2012 Telstra Business Awards, being named ACT Telstra Business of the Year for the second time. Brendan Bilston and Michael Snare, Joint Managing Directors of Point Project Management, paid tribute to sta members and their families for contributions to the business, and the support of clients and service providers. ISO 21500:1200 e International Organization for Standardization (ISO) has released updated guidelines for project management in community, public and private organisations. e guidelines describe best practice concepts and processes. W: w ww.iso.org/iso/catalogue_ detail.htm?csnumber=50003 WE ARE TRAINING PEOPLE FOR JOBS BE OPEN TO CHANGE AT WORK •NEWS
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