employability

  • Educational mobility as a determinant of students’ personal and professional development

    Author: Magdalena Zapotoczna
    Institution: University of Zielona Góra
    Year of publication: 2019
    Source: Show
    Pages: 85-99
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/IFforE2019.05
    PDF: iffe/12/iffe1205.pdf

    The aim of the article is to analyse the extent to which the participation of students in learning mobility projects on the example of the Erasmus+ programme influences the improvement of their individual skills desired from the perspective of the labour market. The paper features an introduction that outlines the background to educational mobility. Susequently, historical context of learning mobility in Europe and the process of internationalisation of universities are presented as one consequence of the globalising labour market. In the next part of the paper, Erasmus+, i.e. the best-known programme promoting academic mobility in Europe, was presented. The final part contains a review of research on the competences of beneficiaries of learning mobility projects, supported by statistical data, and an att empt to draw a link between participation in student exchange and the chances of finding satisfactory employment after graduation. The basic research methods were literature review and analysis of statistical data, as well as available reports on the relationship between student mobility and competence development. The author refers to the results of studies carried out by the experts of the European Commission entitled Erasmus Impact Study (2014) and research reports of Foundation for the Development of the Education System Is mobility the key to a successful career? Tracer study report on vocational learners with transnational mobility experience (2018), Erasmus… and what next? Tracer study on education and careers of Polish students participating in Erasmus mobility projects (2019). Reports and expert studies on student mobility, such as: Flash Eurobarometer, Eurodata Student Mobility in European Higher Education i Mapping Mobility in European Higher Education constituted sources of statistical data. The analyses show that graduates with foreign mobility experience develop a number of characteristics and skills which increase their employability and career opportunities.

  • Investment in Career Capital as an Important Factor in the Individual’s Employability Development: Educational Challenges

    Author: Lucyna Myszka-Strychalska
    E-mail: lucyna.myszka@amu.edu.pl
    Institution: Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznań, Poland
    ORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2973-1379
    Year of publication: 2020
    Source: Show
    Pages: 60-79
    DOI Address: https://doi.org/10.15804/kie.2020.04.04
    PDF: kie/130/kie13004.pdf

    The increasing flexibility and uncertainty of permanent employment as well as the complexity of career paths in the modern labor market makes the ability to acquire, maintain and change employment in the long term critically important. In a situation in which a professional career is perceived as a status owned by an individual, it is worth looking at factors determining employability in the individual and social dimension. All the entity’s activities aimed at investing in shaping their professional future have measurable value for increasing its competitiveness on the labor market, which is not without significance for building career capital. The aim of the article is to present the assumptions of the modern concept of employability and its importance for the individual’s career capital. The article also attempts to analyze the tasks set for education in the area of employability development of young people preparing to take up professional activity.

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