Engineering Graduates for Industry: Rethinking our Approach to Skills Gaps, Contextualisation and Partnership

10:30 am - 12:30 pm 14/05/2021

Webinar organised by IMechE

For decades, industry has reported a graduate skills gap, highlighting a range of ways in which they perceive graduates to be ill-prepared for the challenges they face in their early careers.

In this webinar, the first of a four part series, we will explore this challenge and ask why, with so many attempts to address the gap, the problem persists. We will consider the roles that students, universities, educators, industry, and recruiters need to play in building the professional capabilities of students, and also consider what expectations each of these stakeholder groups can reasonably have of the others.

The session will advocate for a partnership approach to this challenge. We will examine industry working with higher education to create and shape talent pipelines through providing authentic experiences and contextualising learning for students.

Date:    14 May 2021

Time:    11:30am – 12:30pm GMT

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