Professional Education for Employability: A Critical Review
Parikalpana: KIIT Journal of Management, January 2015
15 Pages Posted: 3 Apr 2016
Date Written: January 2, 2015
Employability is just not about getting a job. It also encompasses sustainability and continuity in employment. ‘Getting, Keeping and Doing-Well’ on a job, appears to be a very apt definition for employability. It also includes those skills which are very basic and fundamental in nature and needs attention at early stage of life of a student; right from childhood, to teenage stage and university education period. Thus proper parenting is called for, to take care of those early years skills development, so that B-school grooming becomes more productive riding on those strong foundation blocks. Education policy at primary, secondary and higher education stage needs to be looked upon in a holistic manner. It should carry consistency, maintain congruence and coordination within the sequential stages. Professional involvement of the industry is a very critical input for effective contribution in this roadmap of professional education to employability transition. For India to consolidate its position as a service sector global hub, a lot needs to be done to get maximum yield from the demographic advantage we have. Otherwise the huge educated youth manpower can spell disaster for the country, if proper employment skills and abilities are not groomed. The present paper reviews the present status, close home and tries to draw inspirations from global best practices and makes some doable recommendations.
Keywords: Employability, Sustainability, Parenting, Policy Framing
JEL Classification: I20, M10
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