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ERIC Number: EJ1219595
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2202-9478
Understanding Employers' Perception of Employability Skills and Career Development in Morocco
Tejan, Oussama Ait; Sabi, Abdelkader
International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, v7 n2 p134-138 Apr 2019
Research into employability issues is currently receiving considerable attention. In Morocco, a significant number of employers are satisfied with the skills of their newly hired employees. However, other employers express their dissatisfaction with the newly hired workers and believe that they lack some of the most basic skills needed for successful employment. The present paper proceeds by providing a systematic review of employability skills from the perspective of employers. It aims to research the gap between employers' requirements of graduates and their actual skills with particular focus on employers' perception. The participants in this study are 20 employers from three sectors, primary education, banking and tourism in the region of Marrakesh-Safi, Morocco. The instrument used for data collection is an on-line questionnaire. More specifically, the study reported that a majority of respondents perceive innovation and creativity as fundamental employability skills. In light of the results, the study recommends that universities should make great efforts to ensure that they are equipping their graduates with employability skills as identified in the industry
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Morocco
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A