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Developing the skills for the 21st century jobs market. As mother-daughter duo Annie and Badjie Guerrero were developing Cravings*, their catering, hotel and restaurant conglomerate in the Philippines, they stumbled across a surprising obstacle to the growth of their business.

Developing the skills for the 21st century jobs market

Qualified cooks, it turned out, were in abundance. It was a far tougher task, however, to find employees equipped with the necessary customer service skills to make good waiters, receptionists and kitchen managers. “New hires in management areas were really lacking in practical skills,” Badjie said. Many students lacked 'soft skills' like communication and attitude. The Guerreros solved the problem by founding their own vocational schools that taught students skills they wanted for their line of business. Few entrepreneurs are in a position to overcome skills shortages by founding their own schools.

High-skilled jobs History shows how a labour market’s needs constantly shift with technology – and in an unpredictable way. What does the future hold? Michèle Drechsler sur Twitter : "Des universités traduisent leurs diplômes en listes de compétences, pour faciliter l’embauche. Government should use apprenticeship levy to support technical education programmes that boost skills, argues Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya. Chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick also says industry must demand programmes that are “built on real business need” Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya, Chairman of WMG at the University of Warwick, has called for a statutory apprenticeship levy to support technical education programmes to transform training and skills.

Government should use apprenticeship levy to support technical education programmes that boost skills, argues Professor Lord Kumar Bhattacharyya.

Speaking in a House of Lord’s debate on the most recent government budget, which includes a proposal for a statutory apprenticeship levy, Professor Lord Bhattacharyya said that he strongly supports the levy but cautioned that industry must be involved with its design and that “we should be challenging Universities, colleges and business to design technical education programmes together”. Professor Lord Bhattacharyya also argued that “Industry should help design the levy, but it must not be delayed or watered down. A target of three million apprenticeships has been set. The Future of Work. Carl Benedikt Frey | University of Oxford Throughout history, technological progress has created enormous wealth but also caused great disruption.

The Future of Work

The United States’ steel industry, for example, underwent a major transformation in the 1960s, when large, integrated steel mills were gradually put out of business by mini mills, destroying the existing economic base of cities like Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, and Youngstown, Ohio. The mini mills, however, vastly increased productivity, and created new types of work elsewhere. The story of US steel illustrates an important lesson about what the economist Joseph Schumpeter called “creative destruction”: Long-run economic growth involves more than just increasing output in existing factories; it is also implies structural changes in employment.

Top ten employability skills. Based on a number of surveys on the skills required by graduates undertaken by Microsoft, Target Jobs, the BBC, Prospects, NACE and AGR and other organisations, here is our summary of the skills which were most often deemed important.

Top ten employability skills

The most important skills to develop in employees to drive company growth over the next five years were (according to the Flux Report by Right Management): Leadership skills 62% Management skills 62% Interpersonal skills 53% Innovation and creativity 45% Resilience 43% Technical/specialist skills 40% IT skills 40% Sales/marketing skills 32% Client management skills 24% Other/none of the above 4% Employability & internationalisation: what’s the link? - International Unit. Daisy Jones, Communications Officer for the International Unit attended the breakout session about A competitive workforce - Linking student mobility and long-term employability at the recent conference The Benefits of Brussels: Opportunities and Challenges for European HE, which was organised by the International Unit in collaboration with the DAAD and the Institut Français du Royaume-Uni.

Employability & internationalisation: what’s the link? - International Unit

Collaboration and support in the world of learning technologists – a brief case study. Background: Students for Webinar Employability Skills Jisc Project The aim of our original Jisc project, run at Abingdon and Witney College between October 2013 and April 2013, was to develop employability skills for Level 3 students in relation to using video conferencing and webinars.

Collaboration and support in the world of learning technologists – a brief case study

Students were trained to use Blackboard Collaborate, a video conferencing platform and taught the ‘soft’ skills to set up and run a webinar. We asked for employer support and 8 people responded and agreed to participate in a short webinar (15 minutes) with the theme of ‘What does an employer want from an employee?”. The students were responsible for setting up, supporting the speaker, running the webinar and occasionally troubleshooting if something went wrong. From this experience, the students then produced a large poster on the top tips for running a webinar. Higher education’s crucial nexus of local and global. Analysis of higher education internationalisation has typically gone in two directions.

Higher education’s crucial nexus of local and global

Those concerned with the practical aspects of internationalisation – such as student mobility programmes, campus internationalisation efforts and similar initiatives – have been focused on the ‘local’ aspects of the theme. Career Portfolios and the Labour Market for Graduates and Postgraduates in the UK. 2 Intercultural understanding - Introduction. In the Australian Curriculum, students develop intercultural understanding as they learn to value their own cultures, languages and beliefs, and those of others.

2 Intercultural understanding - Introduction

They come to understand how personal, group and national identities are shaped, and the variable and changing nature of culture. The capability involves students in learning about and engaging with diverse cultures in ways that recognise commonalities and differences, create connections with others and cultivate mutual respect. Intercultural understanding is an essential part of living with others in the diverse world of the twenty-first century.

It assists young people to become responsible local and global citizens, equipped through their education for living and working together in an interconnected world. PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Commission highlights benefits of foreign language skills for UK students and business. European Commission Press release Brussels, 13 September 2013.

PRESS RELEASES - Press release - Commission highlights benefits of foreign language skills for UK students and business


Outstanding research-intensive universities. Languages mapped: what do they speak where you live? Turn autoplay off Edition:

Languages mapped: what do they speak where you live?

Seminars by theme - assessment and feedback, retention and success. A Foreign Language Is The Best Way To Stand Out In Tough Job Market. 2inShare97 Looking for a cool job? Check out Black Enterprise’s Cool Jobs section for profiles on, well, some cool jobs! Looking for another way to stand out in a tough job market, plus increase your competitiveness and versatility down the road in your career? If you can commit to adding one or more languages to your resume, you’ll instantly stand out from the crowd. Being able to use a foreign language for business purposes is a transferable skill that will always be in demand, no matter what career path you follow. Télécharger, graver et acheter vidéo, audio, DVD, CD : Boutique ina. How graduates can prove they have the skills employers want. CV writing for graduates: Be sure to highlight your skills, says Clare Whitmell. Photograph: Dorling Kindersley/Getty Employers hire on a mix of attitude, skills and experience.

There are ways you can highlight a great attitude on your CV and a robust experience section is crucial. But you also need to prove you have the skills that employers want. A lack of the right skills is letting graduates down, according to two recent articles. It's crucial that you highlight your skills effectively to persuade an employer you're a strong candidate. Pay attention to keywords Use the job description to identify the most important skills for the role, then make sure you use these keywords appropriately.

- 10 Tech Skills Every Student Should Have. Do humanities graduates have the edge in the job market? Thinking about where your degree might lead you? 60% of the UK's leaders have humanities, arts or social science degrees. Photograph: Dario Lopez-Mills/AP If you are a recent graduate, you will probably be 70 in around 2060. If you're lucky, you'll be retiring round about then.