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Business Cooperation - Improving The Working Life Relevance of Higher Education (2021)


Myllymäki, M., Määttälä, J., & Hakala, I. (2021). Business Cooperation - Improving The Working Life Relevance of Higher Education. In D. Maga, & J. Hajek (Eds.), Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE 2021) (pp. 182-187). IEEE; Czech Technical University in Prague. Proceedings of the International Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering. https://doi.org/10.1109/EAEEIE50507.2021.9530854


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Publication details

All authors or editors: Myllymäki, Mikko; Määttälä, Jukka; Hakala, Ismo

Parent publication: Proceedings of the 30th Annual Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering (EAEEIE 2021)

Parent publication editors: Maga, Dusan; Hajek, Jiri

Place and date of conference: Praha, Czech Republic, 1.-4.9.2021

ISBN: 978-1-7281-9328-1

eISBN: 978-1-7281-9327-4

Journal or series: Proceedings of the International Conference on European Association for Education in Electrical and Information Engineering

ISSN: 2376-4198

eISSN: 2472-7687

Publication year: 2021

Pages range: 182-187

Number of pages in the book: 243

Publisher: IEEE; Czech Technical University in Prague

Publication country: Czechia

Publication language: English

DOI: https://doi.org/10.1109/EAEEIE50507.2021.9530854

Publication open access: Not open

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Abstract

Education programmes should provide students with the skills for working life. This is important not only for students, but also for companies. Skills refers, in addition to competence in a specific area, to general competencies, working life practices in common use and, for example, knowledge of software used in the business world. It is even more important to take into account the needs of working life when teaching adult students, who often study alongside work with the aim of progressing in their careers. In spring 2019, Kokkola University Consortium Chydenius conducted a survey targeting information and communication technology (ICT) companies in its local area. The results highlighted the attitude of the job seeker in the recruitment phase. The employers valued qualifications, but still emphasized the ability to work independently as well as social and teamwork skills as the most important things. This survey provides a good starting point for taking into account the needs of the business world when developing education. This paper reviews the results of the survey and discusses how education providers and students can take them into account in their own activities.


Keywords: working life; transferable skills; skills; work community skills; attitudes; qualification; social skills; independent work; curricula; tertiary education; education and training; development (active)

Free keywords: industry co-operation; soft skills; employability skills; curriculum design; working life relevance; higher education


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