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Elements of employability skills among students from community colleges Malaysia

Ahmad Rizal, Madar and Yahya, Buntat (2011) Elements of employability skills among students from community colleges Malaysia. Journal of Technical, Vocational & Engineering Education, 4 . pp. 1-11. ISSN 2231-7376

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Abstract

The significance of this study was to identify the elements of employability skills which integrated by instructors of community college within teaching process and its importance to employers in Malaysia. Five research questions were established for this study. 270 respondents were selected among instructors at community colleges in southern region through purposive sampling. Questionnaires were used to gain data which applicable for research with observation design. The questionnaire were segregated into two sets with different format of arrangements. The feedback were then analyzed through descriptive statistic (min, rank) and inference statistic. t-test then applied to identify the significant difference of perception on employability skills between community colleges? instructors and employers from industry. It turn out both party have the same agreement on the importance of three elements in employability skills. However, there were some difference existed in perception toward communication skill, work group skill and ICT skill. This project finally revealed four worker characteristics desired by employer which are: show interest in working; punctuality; able to work efficiently and; determination.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Employment Skills, Community Colleges, Industry, Communication Skills, ICT Skills, Teamwork Skills, Globalization
Subjects:L Education > L Education (General)
Divisions:Education
ID Code:19543
Deposited By: Assoc. Prof Dr Azizi Yahaya
Deposited On:13 Dec 2011 03:55
Last Modified:30 Aug 2012 05:56

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