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1 The project Human resources for the Economy Dr hab. Elżbieta Gołata, prof. nadzw. UEP KdG Project Coordinator

2 Objectives of the project To enhance the PUE students competitiveness in the dynamically changing labour market, To fulfil the skills and competences gap, To link theoretical knowledge with business practice, To adjust educational offer of the university to the needs of the labour market.

3 Tasks of the project Supplementary classes in mathematics and physics, Open lectures given by professionals, Workshops given by professionals: –workshops on specialist skills, –workshops on soft skills. Research of the PUE alumni careers, Internships by potential employers, Extend of the offer of PUE career office, New course: Economy of tourism.

4 Supplementary classes in mathematics and physics Aim of the task - strengthening mathematics knowledge and skills at the upper secondary level, Type of activities: –courses for all first year full time first degree students (excluding Social Policy), –lectures (30h, excluding Faculty of International Business and Economics), –classes (30h). Practical result: –contribute to the personal development of students, –help to provide students with the mathematical knowledge, skills and understanding needed for continuing their education and eventually work, –better math test results (increase from dozen to several dozen percent).

5 Open lectures given by professionals Are conducted by business practitioners, Are offered to all UEP full time students, Give an opportunity for students to meet business practitioners and to observe business approach to different management processes, Students may receive ECTS points for participation in these lectures, 9153 students participated (125 persons/ lecture).

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8 Research of the PUE alumni careers The aim of the study: to increase the employability of graduates, The comprehensive study on the competences of students of the Poznan University of Economics, The list of students competences evaluated by students (self- assessment), faculty members and employers who collaborate with the university (paper and electronic questionnaires), The list of students competences based on the educational effects for social sciences defined for the purpose of the National Qualification Framework, The study is planned to be conducted every year, the first wave was completed in October, I part: students competences in the labour market

9 Research of the PUE alumni careers The aim of the study: to increase the employability of graduates, Electronic questionnaires sent to all the graduates of the first and the second cycle programmes, Panel structure: initial brief questionnaires distributed at the time of the graduation. Full questionnaires sent after one, three and five years after graduation, Information on economic activity, professional mobility, further education, current employment characteristics, competences acquired during education and required at current work, socio- demographic status, First wave of the survey (with the use of full questionnaires) – autumn II part: Labour market performance of graduates

10 Internships by potential employers 100 trainees per year, 180 hours of work in 3 months, Interesting internships offer – companies from Great Poland, Well paid internships (21 PLN/hour), Quarterly recruitment, Who can apply? –PUE students: 3rd year of 1st degree (all faculties) 1st and 2nd year of 2nd degree (all faculties) –PUE alumni (6 months after graduation).

11 Students and graduates internships Internships in 2011

12 Extend of the offer of UEP careers office 1.Potential-profile research: –The purpose of testing is to determine students professional skills and their: competence gaps strengths 2 most suitable professions –Number of students: 945 by the end of the project. 2.Career counselling: –Variety of activities: consultations and workshops about creating application documents properly, obligatory consultations about application documents for students applying for internships as part of the Human resources for the economy project, consultations Preparing for an interview professional career advice based on professional, standardized psychological tests

13 Extend of the offer of UEP careers office 3.Workshops on soft skills: –Soft skills / interpersonal skills are currently one of the most important professional skills. –Workshops are conducted by trainers practitioners. –Topics: negotiation, time management, interpersonal communication, conflict management, assertiveness etc., – workshops, and 12 people each (240 people) –2012, 2013, workshops in each year, and people each (1260 to 1470 people) 4.E-learning Courses: –Three-part e-learning courses are a combination of theoretical and practical knowledge based on examples from the businesslife. –20 e-learning courses are available –Topics: Product management, Project management, Sales techniques, Financial analysis of the company etc.

14 Extend of the offer of UEP careers office 5.The internet exchange of theses topics: –The idea of the Exchange is to connect students with companies (institutions) that offer students the opportunity to write their theses on the basis of their companies (institutions). –The Exchange offers students an internet search - a tool for finding descriptions of available theses subjects, problematic to be implemented in specific companies. –Exchange gives students the opportunity to establish long-term cooperation and contact with potential employers. –It is a solution to our knowledge unique in Poland. –At the moment 13 companies are cooperating within this idea (for example AMICA WRONKI S.A, BUKOWIANKA S.A, Nickel Technology Park Poznań Sp. z o.o., Open Nexus Sp. z o., Poznań Statistical Office)

15 New course: Economy of tourism The aim: enrichment of the PUE learning offer, Bachelor's degree specialties: –touristic enterprise management –regional tourism management Masters degree specialty: –international tourism business Variety of activities: –Electronic Support Center of Touristic Education The possibility of using booking systems and software in the field of modern hotel and catering business.

16 New course: Economy of tourism tekstbook for students of economy of tourism – an access to expertise, niche knowledge which is specifically adjusted for the today's job market Completed till now: Tourism in local development," edited by Ewa Łaźniewska Organization of field studies for students - get to know the practical side of organizing trips for tourist groups, their support and pilot service. Have been completed: fieldwork took place for first year students of masters degree, place of departure: Lower Silesia Variety of activities:

17 New course: Economy of tourism Library – access to the latest Polish and foreign literature in the fields such as various aspects of the tourism business management, tourism management in the region, the tourism and hospitality business. Students Research Centre EXPLORERS - development of their own interests, complement and improvement of students knowledge and skills (meetings with tourism business practices, organization and participation in conferences, field research). Lectures of Polish and foreign experts - Possibility to confront the theoretical knowledge with practice passed down by the authorities of the tourism industry So far, the lectures were delivered by: - Andrzej Kozlowski, Director of Sales and Marketing (Naleczow Spa Medical Department), former President of the Polish Tourist Organisation - Prof. Norbert Vanhove, Chairman of the Tourist Research Center, Member of the Scientific Council of the Institute of Tourism in Bruggi (Belgium) - Prof. Dr. Peter Keller, president since 1994 AIEST (International Association of Scientific Experts on Tourism), in the President of the European Commission, the World Tourism Organization, in , Chairman of the OECD Tourism Comitee Variety of activities:

18 Students taking part * in e-learning courses offered by KdG Project by faculties * Relative numbers give the percentage of each faculty students who benefit from the e-learning courses offered by KdG Project Sources: own elaboration

19 Activity rate* in e-learning courses offered by KdG Project, by faculties, * Activity rate is calculated as the percentage of each faculty students who benefit from the e-learning courses offered by KdG Project Sources: own elaboration

20 Beneficiaries of the KdG project by faculties, September August 2012 * Relative numbers give the percentage of each faculty students who who are the beneficiaries of the Project KdG Sources: own elaboration

21 Activity rate* in KdG Project by faculties, September August 2012 * Activity rate is calculated as the percentage of each faculty students who benefit from KdG Project offer Sources: own elaboration

22 Progress of the project Tasks Target indicators Implementation to date Implementation degree (%) Number of participants of supplementary classes (mathematics and physics) ,04 Number of open lectures given by professionals ,67 Number of workshops aimed at adjusting students to the needs of labour market ,52 Number of trainees in potential employers ,00 Number of students of the course: Economics of tourism: - Bachelors degree - Masters degree ,83 17,32 Source: own work

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