www.mikif.com Bridging the gap How can this gap be closed?
www.mikif.com Major Objectives Accessing complimentary resources & skills Achieving research synergies that will increase productivity whilst keeping up with major technological developments
www.mikif.com Mutual Benefit University Seeks market for discoveries/research outputs Industry Growth through academic inputs including consultancy
www.mikif.com Building Blocks R&D Resources Training & student placements Technology development Involvement of Industry Expertise Exploratory work
www.mikif.com Target Group Academic & research staff Students University leadership Professional staff Captains of industry and managers Policy makers
www.mikif.com Strategic Issues Sharing of experience Pieces of work Joint events Joint projects Shared resources
www.mikif.com University – Industry Why this interface/cross point? “Business are struggling to find skilled talent to hire” Davos delegates call for University-to-job schemes
www.mikif.com University – Industry Interface Important Questions to ask? How can this gap be bridged? Is the education system at fault? Are the unemployed at fault? Is the unemployment high because of economic policies?
www.mikif.com University – Industry Qualifications Knowledge Skills Capabilities
www.mikif.com University – Industry Interface Mismatch between graduate numbers and skills shortages Businesses are struggling to find graduates the need resulting in developing training programmes themselves
www.mikif.com University – Industry CHALLENGES UNEMPLOYED AND UNEMPLOYABLE GRADUATES