Empowering engineering students through employability skills

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dc.contributor.author Kaushal, Urvashi
dc.date.accessioned 2017-01-03T11:49:05Z
dc.date.available 2017-01-03T11:49:05Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.citation Kaushal, U. (2016). Empowering engineering students through employability skills. Higher Learning Research Communications, 6(4). https://doi.org/10.18870/hlrc.v6i4.358 spa
dc.identifier.issn 21576254
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11268/6130
dc.description.abstract A professional course program like engineering strives to get the maximum number of its students placed through campus interviews. While communication skills have been added in all the engineering courses with the aim to improve their performance in placement, the syllabus mostly concentrates on the development of four language skills. The students are not made aware of the employability skills and their significance. This essay intends to enlist the importance of skills and why students need to be aware of the skills they possess and how they can work on packaging their candidature around a few skills. The discussion starts by addressing the apparent gap between academic programs for engineering students and industry skills requirements. A list of vital employability skills from the standpoint of engineering students follows, with a discussion on how to potentially develop such skills through campus life. The essay stresses the role of academia in filling this gap by acting as facilitators in a three-step process (i.e., awareness, self-analysis, and acquisition). The author concludes that the combination of both employability skills along with an engineering degree should ensure students meet the high expectations of the employers. spa
dc.description.sponsorship SIN FINANCIACIÓN spa
dc.language.iso spa spa
dc.subject.other Workplace competencies spa
dc.subject.other Engineering students spa
dc.title Empowering engineering students through employability skills spa
dc.type article spa
dc.description.impact No data (2016) spa
dc.rights.accessRights openAccess spa
dc.subject.uem Enseñanza superior spa
dc.subject.uem Competencias profesionales spa
dc.subject.unesco Enseñanza superior spa
dc.subject.unesco Desarrollo de las habilidades spa
dc.peerreviewed Si spa

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