Employability Skills Requirement for Technical Graduates to Face the Project-Based Employment
Ahmad Zubir1, R. A2, Yee M. H3
1Raudhah Adibah Binti Ahmad Zubir, Postgraduate Student, Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia UTHM.
2Dr Yee Mei Heong, Senior Lecturer, Department of Engineering Education JPK, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education of Universiti Tun Husseion Onn of Malaysia UTHM.
3Siti Nur Maizura Binti Sharberi, Postgraduate Student, Technical and Vocational Education at Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia UTHM.
Manuscript received on 27 September 2019 | Revised Manuscript received on 09 November 2019 | Manuscript Published on 22 November 2019 | PP: 500-505 | Volume-8 Issue-6S3 September 2019 | Retrieval Number: F10910986S319/19©BEIESP | DOI: 10.35940/ijeat.F1091.0986S319
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Abstract: Competition among university graduates in gaining employment are increasing nowadays. Nevertheless, unemployment issues are increasing due to the increased in project-based employment. Project-based work is offered by a company to a group of people to complete a project designated for a specified period. Employers state that temporary hiring or project-based workers can prevent from higher costs because the recruitment of employees is according to company needs only. The difficulty in obtaining jobs and unemployment of graduates are closely related to the lack of employability skills essential because most students do not market themselves successfully in order to meet the challenge of the project-based employment. Therefore, this study aims to investigate the employability skills of students facing project-based employment. The method of this study involves the analysis of documentations on previous research to prove the importance of employability skills for students to face the project-based employment. The main finding of this study reveals that employability skills are critical for students to tackle in the working environment especially in the face of project-based jobs. Therefore, educational institutions should emphasize the needs of the industry and students by applying employability skills to students in order for them to face of project-based employment.
Keywords: Employability Skills, Project-Based Employment.
Scope of the Article: Social Sciences