Students’ skills no issue for employers

Original article by Stephen Fitzpatrick
The Australian – Page: 5 : 9-Jan-18

Universities Australia’s Catriona Jackson has downplayed the findings of an employer satisfaction survey which showed that many graduates do not think their degree has much relevance to their job. Jackson argues that employers’ satisfaction regarding all key graduate metrics has increased since the survey was undertaken in 2017, and more than four out of five employers are satisfied with the graduates whom they employ. National Tertiary Education Union president Jeannie Rea in turn says the focus should be on whether graduates consider their degree to be relevant after they have been in the workforce for several years.

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UNIVERSITIES AUSTRALIA LIMITED, NATIONAL TERTIARY EDUCATION INDUSTRY UNION, AUSTRALIA. DEPT OF EDUCATION AND TRAINING, THE AUSTRALIAN INDUSTRY GROUP

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