The Study of Information Vocational Training, Certificate Acquisition and Job Mobility
Department of Communication and Technology
|關鍵字:||人力資本;資訊技能進修;資訊證照;職業流動;human capital;information skill training;certification;job mobility|
To upgrade industry and enhance human capital of labor, Taiwanese government enthusiastically provides varying information skill training programs in recent years. The skill upgrading debate has challenged the traditional human capital theory that suggests education is the key for job seeking and income security. In the new labor market, information skill certificates have been recognized as the important factor in determining quality of work life. This study aims at examining the impact of skill training and certificates on job acquisition and job mobility. A web-survey is conducted to 400 trainees at the Institute for Information Industry, a total of 78 responses are collected. The results suggest education is still important on job acquisition, but not on job upgrading and income increasing. The skill training program per se does not increase propensity of job acquisition, it is skill certificates that guarantee a better chance of getting a job and acquire a higher position in job title. Interestingly, income for prior job and skill certificate are negatively associated with work income which implies skill certificate might be a supplement for job seeking not an alternative for job upgrading.
Journal of Cyber Culture and Information Society