Here’s how a man on a mission convinced his South African university to start with the end game in mind, reconfiguring a real estate curriculum with the belief that his graduates could become the first pick of employers.
Higher education institutions need to place greater emphasis on employability and to equip graduates both with a degree and the skills they need to hit the ground running in the world of work, writes Alejandro Caballero.
The relationship between career choice and the time it takes to get a job are among the most important factors affecting graduate unemployment, including in South Africa.
Employability is the sum of the competencies in an individual that determines whether they’re fit for hiring. It’s the combination of acquired knowledge and soft skills that results in whether a candidate is moved forward in a selection process.
The new collaboration centers on strengthening work-integrated learning and career programming for higher education institutions.
Trusting in the continuing power of prestige to open employers' doors is a dangerous strategy, say Alejandro Caballero and Sean Gallagher.
Around the world, employers report that graduates lack the skills needed to succeed. How can universities better equip students with the knowledge and attributes needed for today’s job market?
Some skills can never be automated. Those are the personal traits that employers need in new hires which are becoming more essential as the pace of technological and socio-economic disruption accelerates.
Mohammed A. Khan, Senior Education Specialist at IFC, discusses why the world’s leading multilateral investor in private education has launched a new initiative to help higher education institutions (HEIs) become better at preparing their students for successful careers.
Vitae measures the standing of a higher education institution in its implementation of best practices that drive employability, then makes recommendations to positively impact career outcomes for graduates.