This policy brief seeks to interrogate the notion of employability skills. It draws on a number of case studies conducted as part of the Labour Market Intelligence Partnership (LMIP) that sought to understand the relationship between specific education programmes and the labour market. It problematizes the overemphasis on employability skills, and the notion that a responsive curriculum is one that addresses employer needs. Instead the research reveals that there needs to be an interactive process between education providers and employers as equal partners. This partnership is most likely to lead to the employability of graduates.
Wedekind. V, (2016) Enhancing employability: What can be done to improve TVET students’ chances of finding work?.
Type(s): Policy Briefs