Education Journal

Special Issue

Employability Skills in Higher Education for Global Market Competitiveness: Challenges and Best Practices

  • Submission Deadline: 24 March 2024
  • Status: Submission Closed
  • Lead Guest Editor: Emmanuel Sunday
About This Special Issue
In higher education, employability skills play a crucial role in preparing students for the job market and enhancing their market competitiveness. These skills often referred to as transferable or soft skills are the abilities, knowledge, and personal attributes that enable individuals to succeed in the workplace. They complement technical or hard skills and are highly valued by employers across various industries.
Captains of industries should address the curriculum gap, aligning it with industry needs. They should focus on experiential learning, provide career services, and implement effective assessment and feedback practices to improve workforce readiness.
Specific objective include:
(1) Bridging the gap between skills possessed and work place
(2) Enhancing career prospects
(3) Global Job Market Perspective Readiness
(4) Adapting to Changing Working Needs
(5) Promoting Lifelong Learning
(6) Fostering Entrepreneurship and innovation
(7) Enhancing Global competitiveness

Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  1. The Evolving Landscape of Employability Skills in The Global Market
  2. Identifying and Assessing Key Employability Skills Demanded by Employers
  3. Pedagogical to Foster Employability Skills Development
  4. Employability Skills Challenges and Opportunities
  5. Work-Integrated Learning, and Experiential Education in Enhancing Employability
  6. Addressing the Needs of Employability Skills Development
  7. Collaborations Between Higher Education Institutions and Industry to Bridge the Skills Gap.
  8. Technology and Digital Literacy on Employability Skills
  9. Enhancing Innovation Skills for Global Market Competitiveness
  10. Effective Career Services and Guidance for Students in Higher Education
  11. Learning and Continuous Professional Development in Sustaining Employability
  12. Institutional Policies Guiding Employability Skills Implementation in Academic Programmes
Lead Guest Editor
  • Emmanuel Sunday

    Department of Educational Management, Cross River State University, Calabar, Nigeria

Guest Editors
  • Linus Beba

    Department of Tourism, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

  • Christabel Abeng

    Department of Vocational and Technical Education, University of Cross River State, Calabar, Nigeria

  • John Undie

    Department of Educational Management, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

  • Alex Timothy

    Department of English Education, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria

  • Bright Etim

    Department of Educational Foundation and Childhood Education, University of Cross River State, Calabar, Nigeria

  • Akpanwan Umoetuk

    Department of Educational Management, University of Calabar, Calabar, Nigeria