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Why choose a technical career?
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Electronics. (Teknikdidaktik)
University of Gävle, Faculty of Engineering and Sustainable Development, Department of Electronics, Mathematics and Natural Sciences, Electronics. (Teknikdidaktik)
2010 (English)In: Socio-cultural and Human Values in Science and Technology Education / [ed] Slavko Dolinšek, Terry Lyons, Ljubljana, Slovenia: IRI UL , 2010Conference paper, Published paper (Refereed)
Abstract [en]

 

Technology is a neglected mandatory subject in the Swedish compulsory school. The subject is supposed to inspire young people to consider a technical career, due to an increasing need for engineers and a declining recruitment to engineering education.

An investigation of influential factors for choosing a technical career is presented. The factors are well-known, but the relative impact of the factors is investigated using questionnaires and semi-structured interviews with engineering students. Special focus is put on the effect of previous technical schooling. The most important factors for choosing technical education are personal technical interest, future salary expectations, and personal qualities.

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Ljubljana, Slovenia: IRI UL , 2010.
Keywords [en]
Impact factors, technical education, career choice, semi-structured interview
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hig:diva-7253OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hig-7253DiVA, id: diva2:330758
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IOSTE XIV symposium, Bled/ Ljubljana, Slovenia, June 2010
Available from: 2010-07-20 Created: 2010-07-20 Last updated: 2018-03-13Bibliographically approved

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