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Moreno López, Roberto; Esteban Ramiro, Beatriz; Barranco Barroso, Rut – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2020
The general context of precariousness of employment affects youth in Spain. Delving deeper into the axes that traverse this uncertainty, we present part of a cross-sectional study on the perception of young people in the city of Toledo, in which an ad hoc questionnaire was used for data collection to compare the results at the Spanish and European…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescent Attitudes, Young Adults, Satisfaction
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Geressu, Birhane Sime – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
The purpose of this study is to critically examine the impact of competence based training on employability of technical and vocational college graduates in Ethiopia. Mixed methods of research design, predominantly concurrent nested strategy were employed to conduct the study. The study involved 162 instructors, 123 Level III automotive technology…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Competency Based Education, Employment Potential, Vocational Education
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Abaida, Abdellah; Lakrari, Youssef; Abdouni, Abdeljabbar – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2017
To provide research insights in line with the Tuning project approach, we estimate the effects of competences on wages of higher education graduates with work experience. Using the conventional earnings regressions methods (Mincer equation) on data from a survey of graduates, we investigate the way in which the labour market reacts and rewards…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Education Work Relationship, College Graduates, Higher Education
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Cinque, Maria – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2016
The world of work is changing profoundly, at a time when the global economy is not creating a sufficient number of jobs. Many documents issued by the EU and various researches, carried out by companies and human resources experts, point out that the so-called "soft" skills are closely connected with employability, particularly for young…
Descriptors: Skill Development, Employment Opportunities, Job Skills, Definitions
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Avvisati, Francesco; Jacotin, Gwenaël; Vincent-Lancrin, Stéphan – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
As innovation increasingly fuels economic growth, higher education institutions and systems face the challenge of equipping students with the skills required by innovative economies. Using two international surveys of tertiary education graduates five years after their graduation, we show that the innovative, tertiary-educated workforce comprises…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Innovation, Economic Development, College Graduates
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González, Julia; Ryan, Paul D.; Wagenaar, Robert – Tuning Journal for Higher Education, 2013
Higher education is fundamental to both national and global contemporary knowledge economies. It is also a driver for social change (see for example) which crucially includes making higher education available and relevant to a wider section of society and improving the mobility and relevance of its graduates in the workplace. New tools are…
Descriptors: Program Descriptions, Knowledge Economy, Occupational Mobility, Social Change