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Vocational Assessment Reports

This 5 page paper relates the issue of vocational assessment reports. Assessing vocational interests and the applicability of the outcomes of assessments have become central components of unemployment support services. For individuals with a variety of vocational interests and skills, the use of these assessments can be beneficial in the placement of unemployed individuals into the job market. This paper outlines these elements. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Vocational Assessment

A 3 page paper. A vocational expert conducts the vocational assessment, which will be comprised of at least three meetings. The assessment also includes certain assessment tools, such as interest assessments. This essay discusses vocational assessments and reports the process and some of the instruments that might be used. Bibliography lists 2 sources.

Understanding National Vocational Education and Training Systems

Human Resources Management and The Theoretical Approaches to This 14 page paper provides an overview of the focus on vocational education and training systems in human resource management. In particular, this paper considers the application of two particular theoretical approaches to understanding human resources management: the human capital approach and the internal labor market approach. These two theoretical perspectives provide an interesting means of understanding the correlation between vocational and internal training systems and effective human resources management. Bibliography lists 15 sources.

Music Industry Decision Making

A 4 page paper reviewing several decision-making tools and relating them to the international music market. The paper discusses the Pareto principle and decision tools of Paired Comparison analysis, Grid Analysis, PMI(Plus/Minus/Interesting), and Force Field Analysis. Bibliography lists 6 sources.

Vocational Youth Organizations

9 pages in length. The history of vocational youth organizations was born out of the need to guide adolescents down a positive path toward productive career-oriented goals. Many times youths have a particular vocational desire yet no way of attaining the proper training due to financial limitations or other constraints. Vocational youth organizations were established as a means by which to provide the missing link between an adolescent's vocational focus and the training that will help him or her reach this goal. The objectives of vocational youth organizations are to fortify the learning relationship between individuals and their particular vocational area, as well as to interact with other organizations in order to ascertain the common denominator between and among other similar organizations. The writer discusses vocational youth organizations with special attention on those that retrain criminal offenders. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

The Internet Generation / A Values Analysis for College Students

A 35 page review of literature concerning use of the Internet as an instructional tool, communication tool, and research tool by college students. The thesis argues for demonstrated benefits for both graduate and undergraduate students, and science and non-science students. It also hopes to demonstrate that access to full degreed programs has been aided by the Internet. Also included is proposed methodology for a research study on this subject. Bibliography lists 42 sources.

FUNCTION OF U.S. INTEREST RATE

This 10-page paper attempts to answer the question as to why the functionality of the U.S. interest rate is not always perfect or effective. Topics discussed include functions of the interest rate (such as economic growth, control of credit and money supply and as a policy tool); definition of risk-free interest rate; saving supply and demand and a discussion about the money supply -- including how central banks influence interest rates. Bibliography lists 12 sources.

Financial Markets Questions; Interest Rates, Currency Swaps and Derivatives

This 9 page paper answers a number of questions regarding financial markets. The first considers short-term and long-term interest rates and considers how comparing can indicate the way that the market believes interest rates will move. The paper then discusses the use of interest rate swaps and looks at the importance of the swap network. The last part of the paper discusses the different tools that can be used by an investor including forward contracts, options and hedging. The bibliography cites 10 sources.

The Need for Vocational Education in Schools

This four-page-paper supports the need to maintain vocational education programs in the nation's high schools Bibliography lists two sources.

International Students & The Problem Of Writing Essays

An argumentative 5 page essay examining why so many international students dislike writing essays. Three causes are given: interest and motivation are in vocational training, cultural autonomy vs. western philosophy, and the use of proper English language as a U.S.-bias. All of these are argued against, but the final thesis is that because of these arguments, international students' motivations should be given more consideration by the university, and students (who after graduation find they approve of their education in the U.S.) are willing to contribute to the university-international student interaction and program design. The paper postulates a more congruent interaction between the two. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Fiscal Policy

A 4 page paper discussing fiscal policy, how it is used, what its goals are and the tools of fiscal policy. Fiscal policy affects interest rates, but its direct tools are taxation and government spending. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

The Behaviorist Views Of Learning In An Open Entry/Open Exit, Self-Paced Vocational Class

4 pages in length. The concept of self-paced, open entry/open exit vocational learning represents a double-edged sword for traditional behaviorists, inasmuch as the fundamental element of teaching from the behaviorist perspective is "essentially a matter of arranging contingencies of reinforcement so as to produce and maintain prescribed behaviors" (Kadlubowski, 2001). Self-paced, open entry/open exit learning for vocational classes, by contrast, is devoid of the very boundaries inherent to conventional teaching, leaving students to experience – if not establish – the ebb and flow of instruction on an entirely personal basis, ultimately controlling how much material they absorb and when. This environment not only goes against the very grain of traditional learning application by allowing students to determine for themselves what and when they learn, but – according to behaviorists - it also serves to wholly reconstruct the manner by which students garner and make use of appropriate study habits. Bibliography lists 4 sources.

The Difficulties Which Confront Policy Makers When They Attempt to Formulate and Implement Economic Policy

This 10 page paper examines the difficulties that policy makers may encounter when seeking to manage the economy, The paper concerns issues such as the choice of approach, classical, Keynesian or monetarist, the use of different tools and the impact that the tools, such as interest rates may have, some of which will be undesired. The bibliography cites 8 sources.

Strong Interest Inventory and the Self-Directed Search in Choosing a Career

This 10 page report discusses the fact that people should work in jobs that are genuinely meaningful for them. A number of tools have been developed over the years in order to provide suggestions and career counseling for those who are still trying to determine where they best “fit.” Two of such tools are the “strong interest inventory” and the “self-directed search.” Bibliography lists 8 sources.

Costaguana Case Study

This 16 page paper looks at a fictitious case stays where a country which has just moved from a fixed exchanger rate to a floating exchange rate and answers several looking at whether the move to float and devalue the currency was predicable, how it is possible to tell wealth individuals have moved their money out of the economy, the potential to leverage differential between spot and forecasted interest rates, tools that may help with the negative balance of payments and tools a firm could use to help reduce the impact of any currency regulations that may be brought in. The bibliography cites 12 sources.

Critical Thinking Scenario

This 3 page paper looks at a case scenario provided by the student where decision need to be made. The first part of the paper discusses which tool was used; a management matrix, and considers which other tools would have been viable, the value of the tool that was used and the outcome of the scenario. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Smith & White Vs Makatume Case Study

A 5 page paper. An analysis is performed based on student-provide information. These two companies both make cordless power tools; Smith & White makes tools for the professional and consumer while Makatume makes only professional tools that are higher quality. The essay identifies the strengths and weaknesses of each company and makes recommendations for both. Bibliography lists 5 sources.

Investment Questions

This 3 page paper answers 3 questions concerning investments. The first looks at how a portfolio using fixed interest rate tools could be complied to avoid interest rate fluctuations. The second part of the paper discusses whether zero coupon bonds is a good way of immunising a portfolio and the last part of the paper looks at the use and examples of equity indices. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Case Study/Career Counseling

A 5 page research paper that presents a case study in career counseling and relates this to John Holland's personality theory of vocational choice, which the writer argues is a fascinating model for career counselors because it gives insight into how individuals go about making vocational choices. Treatment intervention is also discussed. Bibliography lists 3 sources.

The Role of the Federal Government in Vocational Education

A 9 page discussion of the role the government has played in vocational education. The author contends that through its various provisions vocational education, those educational programs which are designed to enhance an individual’s proficiency in the performance of tasks relating to either a current or future occupation, has progressed leaps and bounds from its earliest days. An outline of key federal Acts supports this contention. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

Teaching Marketing and Accounting Students

This 7 page paper looks at the differences and the similarities that may exist when comparing the way accounting students and marketing students are taught. The paper also looks at some of the tools which may be used for effective teaching. The bibliography cites 4 sources.

Banking Finance Questions

This 7 page paper looks at questions supplied by the student, working out the net interest, net interest margin, net profit, return on assets and return on equity and equity multiplier for a bank. The paper then consider the interest rate exposure and the type of swap needed, capital requirements, the issues between management and regulator and comments on actions the bank should take. The bibliography cites 3 sources.

Land Law; Property Interests

This 5 page paper answers questions set by the student concerning interests in property including the use of forged documents, equitable interest recorded as caveat or unrecorded, and interest of the purchaser at different stages of purchase process. The paper is written with reference to Australian law. The bibliography cites 2 sources.

Cash Flows and Interest Rate Calculations

This 10 page shows the student how to answer a range of questions that include calculating interest rates when future values are given, future fund values when interest rates and contributions are given, the differences between compound and simple interest rates, the difference between APR and EAR, and finally different earnings per share for given company capital structures.

Philosophy of Vocational and Technical Education

A 4 page research paper that offers a philosophy for vocational and technical education. Issues addressed include the nature of voc-tech ed., who the students are and how and by whom it is taught. Bibliography lists 10 sources.

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