Challenges in the Fourth Industrial Revolution

Man Gabriela-Maria; Man Mihaela, Lucian Blaga University

The beginning of the twenty-first century represents the beginning of the Fourth Industrial Revolution, which, unlike its predecessors, is characterized by great digitalization, higher connections bet...

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Promoting Youth Entrepreneurship and Employability through Non-Formal and Informal Learning: The Latvia Case

Tamara Pigozne; Ineta Luka; Svetlana Surikova, University of Latvia; Turība University

This paper presents some results of the research on ‘Adult education resources to reduce youth unemployment’, which is a part of the project ‘Implementation of the European agenda for adult lear...

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Linking development of skills and perceptions of employability: the case of Erasmus students

Maria Eduarda Soares; Pilar Mosquera, Universidade de Lisboa

There is evidence that perceptions of employability lead to positive results for organizations and individuals alike. The relationship between perceptions of employability and development of skills is...

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Aligning Business Engineering Education with Contemporary Industry Requirements

Hazel Gruenewald, Reutlingen University

Business Engineering emerged as an academic discipline almost a century ago in response to economic demand for experts with both business and engineering expertise. The discipline has since evolved to...

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Development of Sustainability Competencies for the Labor Market: An Exploratory Qualitative Study

Magdalena Jelonek; Maria Urbaniec , Cracow University of Economics

The aim of this paper is to explore the key sustainability competencies increasing the employability of higher education graduates in Poland. Based on the results of a broad literature review on key s...

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Study on the Definition of College Students’ Employability

Li Hongjie; Sun Zhenjia, Beihang University

With the further exploration of high-level talent cultivation in universities and the improvement of the demand for talents by employers, researches on college students’ employability have been valu...

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Integrating career development learning into the curriculum: Collaboration with the careers service for employability

Ruth Bridgstock; Michelle Grant-Iramu; Alan McAlpine, Griffith University; Queensland University of Technology

Career development learning has a demonstrable positive impact on the graduate employability of higher education learners. This is particularly the case if it is integrated into the curriculum rather ...

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Interdisciplinary project-based learning as a means of developing employability skills in undergraduate science degree programs

Joanne Louise Hart, University of Sydney

Project-based learning units are often used for large scale work integrated learning (WIL) experiences in Liberal Studies Degrees as they offer scalability and sustainability of delivery to large coho...

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Does university prepare students for employment? Alignment between graduate attributes, accreditation requirements and industry employability criteria

Humberto Manuel Oraison; Loretta Konjarski; Samuel Thomas Howe, Victoria University

One of the primary goals of tertiary education is to prepare students for employment. There is debate as to whether university courses adequately provide students with 21st century workplace skills (K...

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Assessment-led reform: Creating a sustainable culture for WIL

Karen Young; Stuart Palmer; Clare Binek; Mark Tolson; Malcolm Campbell, Deakin University

This paper describes a process of assessment reform designed to enhance Work Integrated Learning (WIL) approaches for two science courses at an Australian university. The project used a mixed-method a...

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Joining up the dots: Telling the story of skills. How can students in Higher Education be supported to better understand and articulate their employability?

Gail de Blaquière; Jane Elizabeth Nolan; Katie Wray, Newcastle University

Employability is a complex, contested concept which has tended to be considered in terms of a dominant discourse of skills. This article argues that employability needs to be thought of more holistica...

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Overt and covert: Successful strategies for building employability skills of vocational education graduates

Cath Jane Fraser; Gerard Duignan; Deb Stewart; Agustilia Rodrigues, Toi Ohomai Institute of Technology; WelTec; Eastern Institute of Technology; Whitireia Polytechnic

Knowing how well higher education providers prepare learners for the working world is becoming increasingly important at all programme levels, and this is nowhere more apparent than with vocational ed...

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