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Md Aam Presentation

  1. 1. Museums and universities working together to improve entry-level training and workforce diversity Maurice Davies, Museums Association UK
  2. 2. Diversify scheme <ul><li>Long-term aim </li></ul><ul><li>To increase the number of people from </li></ul><ul><li>minority-ethnic backgrounds in a position </li></ul><ul><li>to progress to middle and senior </li></ul><ul><li>management </li></ul>
  3. 3. Diversify scheme <ul><li>Short-term aim </li></ul><ul><li>To provide entry-level traineeships for </li></ul><ul><li>people from minority-ethnic backgrounds to </li></ul><ul><li>enter museum workforce </li></ul>
  4. 4. Diversify training models <ul><li>Full-time one-year museum studies masters with up to 5 months paid work experience in a museum </li></ul><ul><li>Part-time museum studies masters taken over two years, with two years part-time paid work experience in a museum </li></ul>
  5. 5. Overall employment success <ul><li>85% of the 34 people who completed a Diversify traineeship before March 2008 were employed in the museum sector at September 2008 </li></ul>
  6. 6. Trainees’ employment success <ul><li>% working in sector at least 6 months after completing training </li></ul><ul><li>With two years work experience: 100% </li></ul><ul><li>With less work experience: 72% </li></ul>
  7. 7. Quality of employment <ul><li>% working in reasonable ‘graduate-level’ jobs in sector at least 6 months after completing training </li></ul><ul><li>With two years work experience: 81% </li></ul><ul><li>With less work experience: 22% </li></ul>
  8. 8. Entry-level training problems 1 <ul><li>too few attempts being made to increase diversity </li></ul><ul><li>museums are unsure of the value of museum-studies courses and do not give them much support </li></ul>
  9. 9. Entry-level training problems 2 <ul><li>the museum sector has no effective mechanisms to tackle skills shortages </li></ul><ul><li>time, energy and talent are wasted by potential new entrants </li></ul><ul><li>inadequate employer support for progression </li></ul>
  10. 10. Improving entry <ul><li>better, more accessible internships etc </li></ul><ul><li>increased cooperation between museums and university courses </li></ul><ul><li>more entry routes: traineeships, apprenticeships, vocational qualifications </li></ul>
  11. 11. More information <ul><li>The Tomorrow People: Entry to the museum workforce, 2007 available at: </li></ul><ul><li>www.museumsassociation.org/entrylevel </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul>

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