Presentation on theme: "Importance of Employability skills David Llewellyn Director of International Projects Tyro (Craven College)"— Presentation transcript:
Importance of Employability skills David Llewellyn Director of International Projects Tyro (Craven College)
Importance of Employability Skills Why soft skills matter David Llewellyn November 2012
Objectives To highlight the issues in delivery of soft skills To showcase successful approaches To identify challenges To identify and discuss actions
Background – The Partnerships TYRO Commercial training division of Craven College operates independently generating full cost income from employers Our skill is to apply programmes to meet client needs with emphasis on the practical application of theory Project Partners Dekwaneh School, Beirut, Lebanon Egyptian Banking Institute, Cairo Armenian Greek College, Yerevan, Armenia
MACRO ISSUES IFC, World Bank Report (Apr 2011): Demand for e4e is substantial Supply is nascent Critical enablers are missing Youth Unemployment is high
MICRO ISSUES Not restricted to Middle East Curriculum excellent in technical knowledge Soft skills overlooked, but may be covered in theory Crucial link between employers and education is missing Focus on qualifications not skills
Group Discussion What specific issues do we face in our areas of responsibility?