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Graduate Employability Summit 2019

Event Details
Melbourne VIC
28 August 2019 - 29 August 2019

With graduates expecting high-quality access to Work Integrated Learning, universities and industry must adapt to student needs in order to increase employability outcomes. There is clearly a gap between what employers are expecting and what universities are providing, with the number of graduates finding full-time employment within four months of finishing their degrees falling from a high of 85.2 per cent in 2008 to 72.9 per cent in 2018. For some degrees, however, the rate is as low as 52.2 per cent.

With this in mind, the Graduate Employability Summit has been developed to discuss strategies to respond to skills shortages and changes in the labor market through industry engagement programs, graduate employability focused curriculums and vocational education training pathways.

Key discussion points will include:

    • creating a culture that values work integrated learning and the soft, transferrable skills it provides
    • integrating Work Integrated Learning into the curriculum to increase graduate employability outcomes
    • providing students with educational opportunities that adapt to the modern workforce and are flexible with students needs.

Visit the Graduate Employability Summit website for more details.

Posted 6 June 2019