Extract from the JISC introduction:
At Jisc, we have been looking into the hot topic of employability and the growing ‘employability gap’: the fact that the skills students have as they leave our educational institutions aren’t meeting the expectations of employers, and that employers also want wider, softer skills as well as demonstration of knowledge and hard competencies.
This latest report identifies that our sector is missing vital opportunities to equip students with the digital skills they need in the modern workplace, and put the new talents, creativity and adaptability of today’s students to the best use in their chosen areas of work. It’s highlighted some good practice points, and makes useful recommendations.
We’ve delved into the details and fished out some of the most interesting findings and resources.