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Enhancing university's and industry's employability-collaboration among Nigeria graduates in the labor market


Aloysius, Odigbo Ikechukwu and Ismail, Ismi Arif and Suandi, Turiman and Arshad, Mohd Mursyid (2018) Enhancing university's and industry's employability-collaboration among Nigeria graduates in the labor market. International Journal of Academic Research in Business and Social Sciences, 8 (7). pp. 32-47. ISSN 2222-6990

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This study aimed to contribute towards building a common understanding of the shared collaboration and enhancement between the industry, university, graduates and human resource development unite that strive to serve both in organizational learning, career development and training efforts to ensure that university education enhances quality education. Qualitative research design seems appropriate for this study because it entails the dynamic process and decision making to take process proceeds in problem identification, research questions, data collection, and research method, interpretation and presentation of findings. Phenomenological case was used as the most suitable of the study and purposive sampling was applied, while participants of the study consist of thirty (30) all together. The graduate employability capacities and self-esteem are not only promotes their employability skills, but enable the industry to obtain and sustain a competitive advantage in the dynamic world of work. Therefore, universities should critical evaluate their learning transfer, if it is aligned with industrial need to make graduates more viable. The findings indicate that in transfer of knowledge and learning, teaching is based on theory than practical which directly affects the transfer of the knowledge in the labor market. The study reports that there is “skills mismatch” because the application of what they have learnt in the universities is not applicable in the labor market. Therefore, the study recommends that university should engage in employment or open employment center within the university in collaboration with the industrial management. The university education should coordinate and promote academic activities; review their curriculum and other relevant academic matters with stakeholders and affiliating industries.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Educational Studies
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Publisher: Human Resource Management Academic Research Society
Keywords: Enhancement; University; Industry; Graduates; Training; Collaboration
Depositing User: Nabilah Mustapa
Date Deposited: 09 Apr 2019 11:51
Last Modified: 09 Apr 2019 11:51
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