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1 1 Roadmap for Employment – Academic Partnerships Amsterdam 18 June 2010

2 2 Innovation and Change in Higher Education Funded through the Strategic Innovation Fund Roadmap for Employer-Academic Partnerships Roadmap or model of partnerships 8 HEIs involved nationally

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4 4 Research and Investigation Learning Needs Analysis Partnership Model Development Implementation and Validation Specialist Targeted Courses Undergraduate Work Placement Academics/Researchers into Employment Employers into Academia Professional Postgraduate Programmes Roadmap for Employment – Academic Partnerships

5 5 Specialist Targeted Courses Partnership between an Institute and the Irish Prison Service Bespoke programme tailored to the needs of the prison service aimed to further professionalize the prison service Higher Certificate in Custodial Care for new recruit prison officers Contract Currently 384 students on the programme Meets Council of Europe recommendations for training of prison officers

6 6 Specialist Targeted Courses Partnership between an Institute and a large Multinational To provide induction and intensive training for scientific services and staff ‘Involved in every aspect’ Simulation Laboratory/New model of delivery Accreditation Skillnet

7 7 Specialist Targeted Courses Partnership between an Institute and an incubation company Jan 2002 Campus Incubation Centre Mar 2003 Patent approval for CLK Guide Wire Sept 2003 Commenced shipment of sterile product April 2004 Moved to new factory Aug 2009 Acquired by Lake Region Medical

8 8 Key Insights Clear contract or MOU Incorporate flexibility, RPL and WBL The right people Accreditation Parity of esteem for those involved in teaching, research and work force development Communications Communications Communications!

9 9 A successful partnership grows well beyond its original objectives

10 10 Other Project Themes Undergraduate Work placement Academic researchers into employment Employers into Academia

11 11 Magictouch A collective Partnership between an Institute and a number of companies within a sector Partnership between the HEI, the students and the organisations working in the Tourism and hospitality Sector 17 Irish partners : Aer Lingus, Hilton Hotels, Guinness storehouse, Tourism Ireland, Westin Hotels

12 12 Professional Postgraduate Programmes Specifically research in the workplace and the thrust of the research will be work place problems as opposed to theoretical problems. Incorporates taught generic element and research Academic supervisor/mentor and if possible a work based mentor. Flexibility The fundamental principle - learning outcomes for a NFQ level 9/10 award have been successfully demonstrated in an appropriate manner

13 13 What will REAP contribute to the research on Employer/Academic Partnership? REAP will develop and publish a Roadmap that will provide guidance on how effective partnership can be developed and maintained. All three perspectives – Academic, Employer and Student/Employee will be incorporated

14 14 Roadmap for Employment – Academic Partnerships REAP Dr Terry Maguire Institute of Technology Tallaght Dublin John P Murphy Cork Institute of Technology


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