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The impact of IPMA-Certification system: effects on the employability from the point of view of different stakeholders
Year:2010
Research Areas
  • Engineering
Information
Abstract
This study analyses for the first time the effects that the IPMA Project Management Certification has on employability. This analysis started with a participative process in which various groups of experts who are involved in the certification of people were consulted. A personal interview was carried out amongst 46 professionals, all of whom work in certifying bodies, training institutions, the civil service, and international organisations. A survey was carried out amongst 39 professional who are IPMA certified and 1,010 companies were surveyed across Spain. The results show that the IPMA certification emerges as a powerful tool for improving employability. The effects are demonstrated across two complementary aspects: internal company aspects (internal employability) and external aspects relating to the labour market (external employability). Furthermore, it highlights the potential of this model of professional certification as a tool for improving the link between training and employability. However, there is still some way to go and the study detected a lack of information regarding accreditation processes as well as the need for better integration and coordination between the different actors. Finally, by compiling the different agents¿ opinions, a series of measures emerge for improving the accreditation processes as an employability tool and increasing the mutual learning between public and private actors.
International
Si
Congress
14th International Congress on Project Engineering
960
Place
MADRID
Reviewers
Si
ISBN/ISSN
978-84-614-6523-1
Start Date
30/06/2010
End Date
02/07/2010
From page
23
To page
36
Selected Proceedings from the 14th International Congress On Project Engineering
Participants
  • Autor: Jose Maria Diaz Puente (UPM)
  • Participante: JESÚS MARTÍNEZ ALMELA
  • Autor: Ignacio de los Rios Carmenado (UPM)
Research Group, Departaments and Institutes related
  • Creador: Grupo de Investigación: Planificación y Gestión sostenible del desarrollo rural/local
  • Departamento: Proyectos y Planificación Rural
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