Creating employability skills in SMEs: Modification through interaction

Jones, Colin (2005) Creating employability skills in SMEs: Modification through interaction. Industry and Higher Education, 19(1), pp. 25-34.

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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 development of an enterprise program at the University of Tasmania provides by way of example, support that the development of industry-desired skills 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.

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ID Code: 92858
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Graduate Skills, Universities, Enterprise, Evolution, Student Centred Learning
DOI: 10.5367/0000000053123583
ISSN: 0950-4222
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT (150300) > Small Business Management (150314)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > QUT Business School
Current > Schools > School of Management
Deposited On: 15 Feb 2016 03:45
Last Modified: 15 Feb 2016 03:45

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