For enterprises

Existing gap between universities and labor market

In a context of globalization, it is necessary that students adapt to labor market requirements and needs. Furthermore, businesses can only be competitive if their human capital has received a quality education. Transnational cooperation between universities and actors of the labor market is essential. Indeed, entrepreneurial education is not yet sufficiently integrated into university curricula, so there are skills mismatches, in particular those of transversal and entrepreneurial skills.

Close cooperation with universities

Companies are invited to discuss the importance of adapting the curricula and providing relevant skills and knowledge to prospective graduates of the respective universities. Furthermore, companies provided the opportunity for students to address currently identified challenges (as part of the project work, theses…). While doing the project-based tasks suggested by employers within courses, students are able to tackle these challenges and suggest solutions for the companies.

Benefits for enterprises

Employers and academic staff members were required to express their opinion on the communication gap and the way to improve this lack of communication. It was important to connect the labor market to the academic world, in order to allow employers to understand how to communicate and manage new generations (generations Y, Z and C). Thanks to the cooperation of universities, actors from the labor market are more inclined to match specific student skills and talents to jobs.

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