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Scott, Fraser J.; Connell, Pauline; Thomson, Linda A.; Willison, Debra – Journal of Further and Higher Education, 2019
Recognising the importance of graduates being equipped with appropriate employability skills alongside their subject-specific skills, we have had transferable skills training embedded throughout our degree programmes for 30 years. More recently, a specific employability skills module for final-year honours students has been created. This module…
Descriptors: Student Empowerment, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Career Development
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Mahajan, P. T.; Golahit, S. B. – Online Submission, 2017
Ample of the current motivation to teach and assess employability skills will decide India's ability to compete in the world economy. For a win-win situation, there must not be any differences in Institute's perception and students' experience in accessing employability skills for future prospective. What this paper aims to demonstrate is that,…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Technical Education, Job Skills, College Choice
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Wickam, Molly J. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2018
This dissertation overview summarizes a study that examined the alignment between employability skills employers need and employability skills graduate business students gain through service-learning in business capstones. This nonexperimental, mixed-methods, comparative study assessed whether the inclusion of service-learning in capstone courses…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Curriculum
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Griffiths, David A.; Inman, Margaret; Rojas, Harriet; Williams, Kent – Studies in Higher Education, 2018
Identification of and feedback on employability skills is a significant challenge across the tertiary education landscape, up to and including doctorate programmes (e.g. weak labour market demand for professional doctorates). Growing skills gaps and accelerated growth in technological capability are contributing to uncertainty across global labour…
Descriptors: Self Concept, Employment Potential, Universities, Taxonomy
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Messer, David – Education & Training, 2018
Purpose: In the UK, concern frequently has been voiced that young people lack appropriate employability skills. One way to address this is to provide work based placements. In general, previous research findings have indicated that young people find such placements useful because of help with career choice and relevant skills. However, most…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Job Placement, Job Skills, Employment Potential
Olson, Jonathan D. – ProQuest LLC, 2016
Employability skills, also known as soft-skills and 21st century skills, are defined as a set of attributes, skills, and knowledge that all labor market participants should possess to ensure they have the capability to be effective in the workplace. Traditionally, employability skill development took place in the on-site classroom setting. With…
Descriptors: Job Skills, Employment Qualifications, Online Courses, College Faculty
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Tomasson Goodwin, Jill; Goh, Joslin; Verkoeyen, Stephanie; Lithgow, Katherine – Education & Training, 2019
Purpose: The purpose of this paper is to report on research findings from a teaching and learning intervention that explored whether undergraduate university students can be taught to articulate their employability skills effectively to prospective employers and to retain this ability post-course. Design/methodology/approach: The study included…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Undergraduate Students, Job Skills, Employment Potential
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Rasul, Mohamad Sattar; Rauf, Rose Amnah Abd; Mansor, Azlin Norhaini; Puvanasvaran, A. P. – International Education Studies, 2012
Research nationally and internationally found that technical graduates are lacking in employability skills. As employability skills are crucial in outcome-based education, the main goal of this research is to develop an Employability Skill Assessment Tool to help students and lecturers produce competent graduates in employability skills needed by…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Technical Education, Technical Occupations
Bonner, Vint K. H. – ProQuest LLC, 2017
Employability skills are important for employment access, success, and excellence, regardless of disability status. Importantly, employability skills are essential to the employment success of individuals with intellectual disabilities. Unfortunately, there are differences between the employability skills valued by employers, and the employability…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employment Qualifications, Disabilities, Qualitative Research
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Tejan, Oussama Ait; Sabi, Abdelkader – International Journal of Education and Literacy Studies, 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…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Employer Attitudes, Career Development, Foreign Countries
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Paterson, Richard – Qualitative Research in Education, 2017
This exploratory study investigates lecturers' and students' understanding of the concepts and language underpinning higher education strategies of developing employability skills. While a solid grounding in discipline-specific knowledge and skills is what most graduate degrees aim at providing, employability skills are increasingly becoming an…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Employment Potential, Job Skills
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Sung, Johnny; Ng, Michael Chi Man; Loke, Fiona; Ramos, Catherine – International Journal of Training and Development, 2013
This paper concerns the changing nature of employability skills, moving from the original life skills or basic skills concepts to the increasingly work-oriented interpretation. The early concept of employability skills linked employability skills to job readiness and holding down employment. However, the work-oriented focus is increasingly linking…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Employment Potential, Job Skills, Labor Force Development
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Hanna, Philip; Allen, Angela; Kane, Russell; Anderson, Neil; McGowan, Aidan; Collins, Matthew; Hutchison, Malcolm – Computer Science Education, 2015
This paper outlines a means of improving the employability skills of first-year university students through a closely integrated model of employer engagement within computer science modules. The outlined approach illustrates how employability skills, including communication, teamwork and time management skills, can be contextualised in a manner…
Descriptors: Employment Potential, Job Skills, College Freshmen, Communication Skills
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He, Changqing; Gu, Jibao; Wu, Wei; Zhai, Xuesong; Song, Jun – Higher Education: The International Journal of Higher Education Research, 2017
This paper proves that social media use can contribute in important ways to employability outcomes. Specifically, results from a survey of 196 recent graduate students in China indicate that social media use is positively related to employability skills. Internship effectiveness serve as a mediating mechanism through which social media use affects…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Graduate Students, Social Media, Career Development
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Turner, Jason James; Amirnuddin, Puteri Sofia; Singh, Harmahinder Singh Iqbal – Malaysian Journal of Learning and Instruction, 2019
Purpose: The objective of this study was to examine the role of legal learning space in a Malaysian university and how this space impacts on law students' preparation for the employment market. This study comes in response to the issue of inexperienced graduates, who lack appropriate employability skills for the world of work, commonly referred to…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Law Students, Employment Potential, Job Skills
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