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Skilling marginalised or skills eco‐system, precarious workers and higher education - A case study of Roma in Liverpool, UK

Jolliffe, P, Collins, H and Gold, J (2023) Skilling marginalised or skills eco‐system, precarious workers and higher education - A case study of Roma in Liverpool, UK. International Journal of Training and Development. ISSN 1360-3736

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This qualitative case study explores the Human Resource Development (HRD) interventions utilised in respect of local eco-skills with one marginalised group, the Roma, in the City of Liverpool, UK, and responds to HRD research calls into the cause of cycles of inequality. The case study illustrates the challenges experienced by precarious workers in accessing education and training. Further, it shares the interventions taken to address inequalities that a Higher EducationUK University and a local Non-Government Organisation took between 2016 and 2019. Roma is among the UK and Europe's most disadvantaged and marginalised groups. Working in partnership, utilising Community-Based Participatory Research, we developed three HRD interventions: stakeholder groups (adult and young Roma), motivational interviewing and employability/education events. The findings unpack an understudied experience and context: the need for more attention to developing skills at a local level for marginalised precarious workers. We found that aspiration grew through focused community support and a partnership approach, and educational opportunities emerged, albeit at a relatively slow pace. This paper ends with a call for action for more HRD educators to work with those at the margins of society.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 1503 Business and Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > HF5001 Business
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > LB2300 Higher Education
Divisions: Business & Management (from Sep 19)
Publisher: Wiley
SWORD Depositor: A Symplectic
Date Deposited: 10 Jul 2023 10:58
Last Modified: 10 Jul 2023 11:00
DOI or ID number: 10.1111/ijtd.12303
URI: https://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/20306
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