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Creating Employability Skills in SMEs


Jones, C, Creating Employability Skills in SMEs, Industry and Higher Education, 19, (1) pp. 25-34. ISSN 0950-4222 (2005) [Refereed Article]

DOI: doi:10.5367/0000000053123583


© 2005, © 2005 SAGE Publications. This paper is concerned with the degree to which the graduate skills required by industry are developed in Australian universities. Despite acknowledgement of the need to increase the graduate skills of students, it would seem that the stated intentions of Australian universities in this respect do not yet meet the expectations of industry. The establishment of an enterprise programme at the University of Tasmania provides, by way of example, support for the contention that the development of skills wanted by industry is possible alongside the desirable knowledge outcomes of a university. It is argued that lecturers and students must give and accept more responsibility for learning to enable the development of desirable graduate skills.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Education
Research Group:Curriculum and pedagogy
Research Field:Curriculum and pedagogy theory and development
Objective Division:Education and Training
Objective Group:Other education and training
Objective Field:Other education and training not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Jones, C (Dr Colin Jones)
ID Code:36574
Year Published:2005
Deposited By:Management
Deposited On:2005-08-01
Last Modified:2006-04-22

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