Need of the Hour: The three E’s of success
EmploymentWe need to empower these youngsters with the requisite skills they will need to get employment and to grow in a corporate environment. And this skill development must start early: even while the student is pursuing his graduation. While academic skills definitely count various other skills such as spoken and written English, interpersonal skills, the art of communication, situational behavior, and so on play a pivotal role in helping the student or candidate fit into the workplace. Lack of these skills may hamper the candidate’s prospects at the interview stage itself. Technical education must assess its curriculum and evaluate its purpose in helping students attain employment. It should cater to the needs of its stakeholders in industry. Although employment of their graduates is not the only goal of colleges, it is still important for college administrators and employers to strive for open channels of communication and continuous dialogue in order to recognize, discuss, and resolve these outstanding discrepancies and more effectively serve their common link: the students. A possible reason for higher education institutions failing to address the employ-ability skills of its students could be because college faculty do not understand what the lacking skills are and do not possess the necessary resources to teach them. While higher education faculty may not know what the lacking skills are, corporate employers do, and as such, can have an influence on the enhancement of these skills in education. Further, corporations are willing to partner with higher education institutions in an effort to teach the necessary skills for industry success.