vertical mobility


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vertical mobility

movement up or down a status hierarchy or other hierarchy in a system of SOCIAL STRATIFICATION. see also SOCIAL MOBILITY.
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* Path C: Academic vertical mobility, meaning an initial vocational training in the dual or full-time vocational school segment was followed by university studies, primarily in the same occupational field as the vocational training.
The objectives of the scheme are to enhance the employability of youth through competency based modular vocational courses; to maintain their competitiveness through provisions of multi-entry multi-exit learning opportunities and vertical mobility; to fill the gap between the educated and the employable; and to decrease pressure on academic higher education.
Similarly, there is limited opportunity for vertical mobility for students in the TVET stream as well.
With the upper air activity and subsequent vertical mobility, the interior recorded milder days but in the South, zero degrees in the morning was the norm.
While we could suggest a plethora of possible career moves, if our systems still point to vertical mobility as the brass ring, then nothing will change.
There are two common means of providing vertical mobility within a wheelchair--seat-elevating and standing devices.
But over time, the Ontario colleges responded to student demands for greater vertical mobility by creating articulation agreements with universities, usually outside of Ontario or in the United States.
The social distinction of status starts with the choice of a kindergarten and a school, an individual's achievement is affected by the organizational structures of educational institutions, earnings are distributed in firms in a specific way, and vertical mobility depends on the time and the position a person enters a specific organization.
Additionally, they construct one-rope bridges and an A-frame to enhance both horizontal and vertical mobility. Sappers then practice ascent and descent techniques on a tower and at our own cliff site.
Because they have reached that wall of vertical mobility and have realized their potential for advancement is contained within the realm of a horizontal plateau.
The "new" (in contrast to the "old") internal labor market offers broader, cross-functional jobs, greater discretion in customer service, broader skill requirements but much less vertical mobility, and job security contingent on the manager's current skill set and performance.