What is the recent condition of the relationship between education and job markets in terms of necessity? How many people are employed and how many, still, aren’t? Well, for getting these answers, we may turn our head towards the recent survey of the OECD revealing that 39 million people are not employed and also are not in education around the globe.
What does the US reveal regarding this matter? In May 2015, there were 5 million vacancies with 8 million people looking for work.
It seems that only a graduation is not considered as the ultimate degree for getting a job. So, is higher education the solution? Or are some other modes of education are needed to be incorporated? Is it a fault from the educator’s side or is it a kind of excessive requirement of the employers?
The educators vs. the employers
The McKinsey report for ‘Education To Employment’ revealed a surprising fact. It revealed that where less than 50% of employers and graduates believe that they are not prepared for the job markets, 70% of the educators are thinking the graduates are ready for jobs.
The actual fault
Let’s think it from the employers’ point of view once. According to them, candidates are lacking in technical knowledge. They know ‘what to do’ but they do not know ‘how to do.’ The employers actually require superb quality in one’s ‘soft-skills’ and ,not always, the depth of knowledge.
They need their employers to be innovative as well as knowledgeable to technically apply their skills. The employees should transform to an innovative minded entrepreneur from a basic knowledge holder.
Basic knowledge obviously has its necessity but knowing to apply it would widen and enrich the former more.
Bridge the gap
In this tug of war between being educated and getting a job the students are becoming the sufferers. Something must be done to improve the problematic situation from which the student’s are suffering. Is the fault arising from the educator’s side; is it originating from the employers’ requirements or is it that the students are mistakenly achieving the unspecified education?
The answer is quite different though. Here we should not blame the students. The students are to be guided now not only by the educators but also by the employers. Come, let’s have a look on how the situation can be improved.
Both educator and employers should work together to provide the innovative ways to a student, which is equally helpful for them to get both education and jobs. The innovative aspects of education, the technical part of ultimately become helpful for them.
The students should also be given an insight of the practical world and the requirements of jobs as those will be the affecting factors to the student while they will become employees.
The communication between the students with the educators and employers should be improved more effectively.
Effective education: Stable jobs
The current condition of the world, especially the professional world, demands highly effective soft-skills and innovative entrepreneurship from the employers.
If the employers, while being a student, are well equipped with these technical aspects of education, will become professionally strong. The effective implementation of these technical skills will provide them a better access to the entrance and stability of the jobs.
The educators and employers both have to work cooperatively for the betterment of the students which will create better employees for them in the future. The students should achieve these kinds of higher education.
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