Graduate employability is a key issue for higher education as new graduates face a highly competitive and rapidly changing employment sector. To maximise their likelihood of employment, graduates need to be able to demonstrate the skills and attributes most valued by employers. Employers, however, have long criticised the ability of graduates to contribute effectively to the workplace, especially due to a perceived lack of generic skills. This indicates a mismatch between the skills required by employers and those possessed by graduate applicants.
|Number of pages||1|
|Publication status||Published - 27 Sep 2017|
|Event||Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2017 - Monash University, Melbourne, Australia|
Duration: 27 Sep 2017 → 29 Sep 2017
Conference number: 22nd
|Conference||Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2017|
|Abbreviated title||ACSME 2017|
|Period||27/09/17 → 29/09/17|
|Other||The Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education (ACSME) is for tertiary science and mathematics educators to share ideas and keep up to date.|
This conference encompasses biological sciences, chemistry, geosciences, health sciences, information technology, learning and cognitive sciences, mathematics and statistics, molecular and microbial sciences, physics and psychology as well as the various fields of the applied sciences.
- Graduate employability, generic skills
Sarkar, M., Overton, T., Thompson, C., & Rayner, G. (2017). Graduate employability in Science: Academics' perceptions. 4. Abstract from Australian Conference on Science and Mathematics Education 2017, Melbourne, Australia.