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An assessment of career aspirations of final year University Students

Background

One of the functions of the HRDC is to ‘establish linkages between the education, the training systems and the workplace’. Given the multiplicity of stakeholders involved along this nexus, there is need for a multi-pronged approach to establishing relevant and functional linkages. It is proposed to start a new project to further develop the link between university and the world-of-work. It is thus important to provide university students with opportunities to fill gaps in their understanding and to also inform and inspire them about their prospective careers. The HRDC is implementing the above project in collaboration with UoM and UTM.

The findings of the survey would be used as basis to invite selected and relevant industry resource persons to:
• Interact with students and present them real career perspectives and requirements from different industrial spheres; and
• Clarify any misconceptions that they may have in terms of career aspirations, requirement, expectations, and rewards, among others.

Objectives

  •  To contribute towards improving the career awareness and employability of university graduates, through evidence-based career talks by industry representatives; and 
  • To give talks on careers based on the experience of invitees and findings on the perceptions and aspirations of students.

Status: Completed.