Engaging stakeholders in the development of graduate employability skills in healthcare: working together to achieve success.

Williamson, Swapna Naskar, Minette, Ramona, Forbes-Burford, Janice and Paulsen-Becejac, Laila (2016) Engaging stakeholders in the development of graduate employability skills in healthcare: working together to achieve success. In: Higher Education Academy Fellow-led Workshop – Tuesday 12th July 2016, 12 July 2016, Paragon House, 11th Floor, Boston Manor Road, Brentford, TW8 9GA.

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Abstract

Employability skills are important in the increasingly complex, diverse and ever-changing healthcare environment. These skills are beyond the subject specific knowledge and technical skills and make the difference between being good at a subject and being good at doing a job. This requires students' acquisition of social and coping skills as well as emotional intelligence in order to support them through their future life of work.
Educational institutions support and prepare graduates to develop their ability to use knowledge and skills in the workplace effectively. However, the key stakeholders need to work together in collaboration to develop employability skills in graduates/employees through reflective practice. This will promote graduate confidence and competence in the work place through continuous reflection and self-improvement.
The key learning points identified are:

• To determine/explore employability skills of students in health care.
• To identify strategies to develop stakeholders roles.
• To examine the best practice and strategies for continuing the development of students’ employability skills.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Additional Information: Developing and maintaining employability skills of students in healthcare is crucial due to the rapidly changing diverse healthcare environment. These skills are beyond the subject specific knowledge and technical skills and make the difference between being good at a subject and being good at doing a job. This requires students' acquisition of social and coping skills as well as emotional intelligence in order to support them through their future life of work. Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) provide opportunities and create an environment for students in developing a range of transferable skills which are useful to improve practice. It is important that all relevant stakeholders work together in collaboration to continue to develop employability skills in graduates/employees through reflective practice.
Uncontrolled Keywords: employability skills, stakeholders, working together.
Subjects: Education
Depositing User: Swapna Williamson
Date Deposited: 15 Jul 2016 10:44
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2016 15:02
URI: http://repository.uwl.ac.uk/id/eprint/2777

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