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Graduate employability and industry partnership

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The role of university-industry partnership for enhancing graduate employability
Mr Reda Allal
EMMAG ERASMUS Final Conference
Valencia University, 2016

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Graduate employability and industry partnership

  1. 1. GRADUATE EMPLOYABILITY AND INDUSTRY PARTNERSHIP MR RÉDA ALLAL,ALGERIA EMMAG FINAL CONFERENCE VALENCIA, SPAIN,APRIL 2016
  2. 2.  In today’s context of heightened global competition, diverse workforce and operating margins, Human Resources function needs to have a strategic focus in delivering tangible value to the Business.  Employees are strategic partners who help in building organization. Companies are very focused on type of employees they are hiring. There are plenty of jobs in the market and companies spend huge money on getting right kind of candidate for themselves. At the same time, there are many students who pass out from various education programs and ready to get into jobs. But still, many of them do not get a job. It is because company feels that these students are not employable. INTRODUCTION
  3. 3. 0% 5% 10% 15% 20% 25% 30% 35% 40% 45% Young Workforce Gaduates Unemployment Rates 2015 Algeria Morocco Tunisia UNEMPLOYMENT ISSUE – MAGHREB REGION
  4. 4. UNEMPLOYMENT ISSUE – MENA The educated category in the Arab countries represents 40 percent of the total unemployed
  5. 5. UNEMPLOYMENT ISSUE – EUROPE
  6. 6. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Technical skill ALONE does not make someone competitive in the job market New generation of highly skilled graduates Communication skills Team/interpersonal skills Problem solving Quantitative reasoning Business process knowledge Project management …
  7. 7. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT Today's job candidates must be able to collaborate, communicate and solve problems – skills developed mainly through social and emotional learning (SEL). Combined with traditional skills, this social and emotional proficiency will equip students to succeed in the evolving digital economy
  8. 8. SKILLS DEVELOPMENT
  9. 9. TOP 10 SKILLS
  10. 10. FUTURE READY
  11. 11. THE ROLE OF HEI “Is it higher education’s mission to prepare people for the skills they need in an up-to-date fashion for the 21st century?” The role of universities is not just in terms of preparing graduates for the labor market, but also in terms of developing the full, integrated personality of an individual Santiago Iniguez Dean IE Business School, Madrid
  12. 12. Universities must face the challenges of teaching or encouraging entrepreneurship otherwise, and the difficulty of adapting education systems quickly enough to keep pace with rapidly changing labor markets THE ROLE OF HEI
  13. 13. DIAGNOSTIC
  14. 14. DIAGNOSTIC It takes between 12 and 36 months for new corporate executives to be operational and therefore profitable They believe that universities should do more to enhance employability skills Over 90% of managers are struggling to find qualified managers and 21% of them believe that the level of staff qualifications is insufficient
  15. 15. Employers are looking for more skills and fast payback from their employees  Work productively on a diverse team (76%)  Oral/written communication skill (73%)  Think critically and analytically (73%)  Resourcefulness in solving problems (70%)  Understand and communicate quantitatively (60%)  Integrity & ethics (56%)  Understand global cultures and values (53%) DIAGNOSTIC
  16. 16. DIAGNOSTIC  Overqualified job seekers  Lack of availability of middle managers  Only 5% of academic degrees are professional  Programmes becomes obsolete  Inappropriateness of training for the employment market  Employers need “job ready” candidates
  17. 17. We must identify the gap between delivery and expectation among institutes and companies to making student employable DIAGNOSTIC
  18. 18. DIAGNOSTIC
  19. 19. TEACHING FOR EMPLOYABILITY
  20. 20. TEACHING FOR EMPLOYABILITY
  21. 21. TEACHING FOR EMPLOYABILITY Universities must produce graduates who are ready for any workplace
  22. 22. HOWTO BUILD SKILLS?
  23. 23. STUDENT MOBILITY
  24. 24. MOBILIY & EMPLOYABILITY - ERASMUS
  25. 25. MOBILIY & EMPLOYABILITY - ERASMUS Erasmus students increase their advantage over non- mobile students by 42% “If you study or train abroad, you are more likely to increase your job prospects”
  26. 26.  The survey results indicate that 92% of employers are looking for personality traits found to be enhanced by study or training abroad, such as tolerance, confidence, problem-solving skills, curiosity, knowing one’s strengths/weaknesses, and decisiveness.  The report adds, “Tests before and after exchange periods abroad reveal that Erasmus students show higher values for these personality traits, even before their exchange starts; by the time they come back, the difference in these values increases by 42% on average, compared with other students.” MOBILIY & EMPLOYABILITY - ERASMUS
  27. 27. MOBILIY & EMPLOYABILITY “Mobilizing talent … is as much part of the Fourth Industrial Revolution … as water and steam were in the first” “For regulators and governments, structural reforms to remove barriers and bureaucracy and the simplification of labour markets remain paramount” Alain Dehaze, CEO of Adecco Group WEF Annual Meeting, Davos from 20 to 23 January 2016, under the theme Mastering the Fourth Industrial Revolution
  28. 28. INDUSTRY – UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
  29. 29. Working with industry leaders help to:  Define competencies  Curricula development to improve undergraduate and graduate studies  Student internships  Continue to meet regularly to review the competencies established, ensuring that they stay relevant and up-to-date  Share experiences and best practices with students  Organize business solving camps in universities  Suggest topics for applied research projects  Entrepreneurship education INDUSTRY – UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP
  30. 30. INDUSTRY – UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP Chambers of Commerce and Industry help to stimulate this partnership Businesses and universities must share responsibility
  31. 31. INDUSTRY – UNIVERSITY PARTNERSHIP … IN PRACTICE !
  32. 32. WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES
  33. 33. ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION
  34. 34. ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION
  35. 35. ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION
  36. 36. ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION
  37. 37. SPEED COACHING
  38. 38. SUCCESS STORIES - SEMINARS
  39. 39. STEERYOUR CAREER / BE INNOVATIVE CAMP #INJAZ
  40. 40. INJAZ COMPANY PROGRAM
  41. 41.  In the globalization context and competitiveness, the role of a university is further enhanced. University is no longer confined to traditional roles. Universities need to interact with others in order to be relevant and progressive.  Symbiosis relationships between the university and industry are very significant because the relationship between those two can foster economic development of a nation and enhance graduates employability  Responsibility for filling this gap in knowledge must be shared between businesses and universities, with awareness on both sides of the complexities of the other. CONCLUSION
  42. 42. THANKYOU … Réda ALLAL reda.allal@gmail.com about.me/reda.allal

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