Business Cooperation - Improving The Working Life Relevance of Higher Education
Myllymäki, M., Määttälä, J., & Hakala, I. (2021). Business Cooperation - Improving The Working Life Relevance of Higher Education. In D. Maga, & J. Hajek (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE 2021) (pp. 182-187). IEEE; Czech Technical University in Prague. Proceedings of the International Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1109/EAEEIE50507.2021.9530854
Published inProceedings of the International Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering
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Education programmes should provide students with the skills for working life. This is important not only for students, but also for companies. Skills refers, in addition to competence in a specific area, to general competencies, working life practices in common use and, for example, knowledge of software used in the business world. It is even more important to take into account the needs of working life when teaching adult students, who often study alongside work with the aim of progressing in their careers. In spring 2019, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius conducted a survey targeting information and communication technology (ICT) companies in its local area. The results highlighted the attitude of the job seeker in the recruitment phase. The employers valued qualifications, but still emphasized the ability to work independently as well as social and teamwork skills as the most important things. This survey provides a good starting point for taking into account the needs of the business world when developing education. This paper reviews the results of the survey and discusses how education providers and students can take them into account in their own activities. ...
PublisherIEEE; Czech Technical University in Prague
Parent publication ISBN978-1-7281-9328-1
ConferenceEuropean Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering Annual Conference
Is part of publicationProceedings of the 30th Annual Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE 2021)
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Related funder(s)Centre for Economic Development, Transport and the Environment of Central Finland
Funding program(s)ESF European Social Fund, React-EU
Additional information about fundingThe research for this paper was financially supported by the European Social Fund, grant no. S21301, without which the present study could not have been completed.
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