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ERIC Number: EJ968166
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0309-0590
Working Students at Greek Universities
Mihail, Dimitrios M.
Journal of European Industrial Training, v29 n7 p561-571 2005
Purpose: Greece has the highest youth unemployment rate in the European Union. Even though it is clear that persistent unemployment requires bold measures in engaging young educated Greeks in the labour market, there is no coherent policy targeting that population group, especially university students. This research paper aims to explore the idea of restructuring the internal labour market in Greek universities by expanding services and offering part-time job positions to their students. Design/methodology/approach: In assessing the feasibility of such a project a survey was conducted involving 237 undergraduate students majoring in business management and 22 administrative executives at the University of Macedonia, Greece. Findings: The survey's main findings indicate that there is a tendency to match job openings with skills supplied by students in a work-school programme focused on campus part-time jobs. Research limitations/implications: A large-scale national survey involving students from various academic disciplines and executives from different universities would result in a more informed discussion on institutions that promote youth employment. Originality/value: This study has shown that a work-study programme promoting work opportunities on campus is plausible in Greece and might have great value for key stakeholders--students and universities. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Greece