The importance of employability.
The reputation of a higher education institution is increasingly determined by how easily its graduates find meaningful careers. To help students flourish during times of change and increased digitalization, institutions must match the skills they teach to the demands of the labor market, while preparing students for the global workforce of tomorrow.
This is the decade to deliver on solving the skills gap.
332.0 millionStudents enrolled in tertiary education by 2030, up from 200 million today
85.0 millionShortage of skilled workers by 2030, despite more than 100 million more graduates
$8.5 trillionUnrealized revenue from shortage by 2030, a lost opportunity for the global economy
Understand the value of Vitae.
Vitae empowers higher education institutions to understand how well they're preparing students for the workforce. It’s a data-driven approach for institutions to identify relative strengths and weaknesses while evaluating themselves against a global benchmark of best practices. Results are provided online and in real time.
Vitae's bespoke advisory services support institutions in identifying specific employability gaps and practical interventions that chart a path to transformation.
Benefits of an increased focus on employability.
Higher-Quality Student Outcomes
Respond to labor market demand and anticipate emerging trends. Equip students with the credentials and soft skills they need to jumpstart their careers.
Strengthened Linkages with Employers
Maximize connections between students and employers through work-integrated learning opportunities and strategies that foster industry partnerships.
Prepare for tomorrow with an outcomes-based curriculum that integrates employability skills and industry inputs. Create a strategic plan that embodies a commitment to employability.
Create a winning scenario where students are guided through career services, faculty earn relevant credentials, and alumni serve as employability agents.
Take theEmployability Challenge
Do you understand the student perspective? Find out by testing your knowledge of employability with this three-minute challenge.