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Graduate Employability Programmes in Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions.

Abdul Rahman, Shukran and CihatDrTurki, CihatDrTurki (2019) Graduate Employability Programmes in Malaysian Higher Learning Institutions. In: Cutting-Edge Topics and Approaches in Education and Applied Linguistics. Cambridge Scholars Publishing, Newcastle upon Tyne, UK, pp. 47-61. ISBN 1-5275-0804-8

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Higher Education sector has been expected to produce knowledgeable and competent graduates, and Higher Learning Institutions are expected to be significant players of workforce development institutions. The presence of competent workforce is crucial for the advancement of a country’s social growth and economic prosperity. This paper addresses an intervention introduced by Higher Education authority in Malaysia to address the emerging unemployment issues in the country. A number of Graduate Employability Programmes (GEP) have been organised by Higher Learning Institutions (HLI) with the aim of enhancing the level of employability among their graduates. GEP is an important effort that involves efforts of the Government and private sectors to enhance the quality of HLI graduates. The effort is driven, among other factors, by the expectation of employers who prefer graduates who have high level of readiness to be in the workforce. The Ministry of Higher Education has organised, or funded, a number of GEPs. The purpose of this paper to present the background concept of GEP, and the framework of GEP.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 2032/78355
Uncontrolled Keywords: Graduate Employability, unemployment, Malaysia, undergraduates
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > BF501 Motivation
L Education > L Education (General)
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Islamic Revealed Knowledge and Human Sciences > Department of Psychology
Depositing User: Prof. Dr Shukran Abd Rahman
Date Deposited: 30 Jan 2020 10:38
Last Modified: 30 Jan 2020 10:38
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/78355

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