The foundation of graduates' employability is based on skills and by extension, workers. Due to the high levels of unemployment among young people, entrepreneurial skills for graduates and the workforce becomes an imperative to scholars and policy makers trying to tackle unemployment issues by providing students with skills, and competences that fulfill the needs of a very competitive labor market (Pereira, Vilas-Boas & Rebelo, 2016). To encourage collaboration on educational innovation, to promote entrepreneurship education, and to improve university technology and knowledge transfer to industry and society, several initiatives were developed. This chapter discusses some of those initiatives and contributes to the skills discourse by proposing strategies to empower, structure, and improve innovative curriculum, workplace, and life. Some skills shortages identified for the 21st century workplace are: learning and innovation skills, career and life skills; adaptability, self-reliance and social skills, team building, technology, leadership and responsibility skills.
Handbook of Research on Promoting Higher-Order Skills and Global Competencies in Life and Work
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