HEIs and workforce development: Helping undergraduates acquire career-readiness attributes

Publication by Luanne K. Mayorga , , , , ,
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The transition from college to careers has remained relatively consistent for decades. This is no longer the case, as many factors are at play. It is essential that undergraduate students gain career-relevant skills to be successful in the complex, global workforce. Yet employers raise concerns about students’ career-readiness. Simultaneously, higher education institutions (HEIs) are facing numerous challenges, such as unprecedented access to a college education, funding allocations and students working while attending college. All these factors lead to an arduous situation. Since learning is not merely relegated to the classroom, this qualitative multisite case study focuses on experiential learning opportunities offered through university-affiliated business incubators to gain a better understanding of how they may assist undergraduate students prepare for the workforce. This research contributes to the literature by showing how HEIs can help students develop career-readiness attributes to prepare for their transition from college to careers.

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Journal Industry and Higher Education
Publication Year 2019
Volume 33 issue: 6
Publisher SAGE Journals

DOI 2043-6858

English | Discipline Education