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dc.contributor.authorYibeltal Yizengaw, Jerusalem
dc.coverage.spatialEthiopiaen
dc.date.accessioned2018-11-21T16:37:33Z
dc.date.available2018-11-21T16:37:33Z
dc.date.issued2018-11-20
dc.identifier.citationYibeltal Yizengaw, J. (2018) Skills Gaps and Mismatches: Private Sector Expectations of Engineering Graduates in Ayele, S., Glover, D. and Oosterom, M. (Eds) Youth Employment and the Private Sector in Africa, IDS Bulletin 49.5, Brighton: IDS in Ethiopiaen
dc.identifier.urihttp://opendocs.ids.ac.uk/opendocs/handle/123456789/14136
dc.description.abstractThis article investigates skills gaps and mismatches of engineering graduates. Sustained growth of the Ethiopian economy has created demand for construction work, yet despite the labour demand and engineering graduates seeking employment, employers identify skills gaps hindering their ability to employ them. The study uses key informant interviews with engineering graduates, lecturers, and private sector employers, and document analysis to collect data on the skills gaps and mismatches. The article argues that, while skills gaps are largely caused by poor design of the higher education curriculum and corrupted recruitment practices, the precarious nature of the construction sector and macroeconomic instability limit graduate employment even further. It suggests that education providers work collaboratively with employers to make the curriculum fit for purpose, and that government both makes more realistic and long-term plans for the construction sector, and increases university funding, with an emphasis on quality and practice-focused graduate teaching and learning experiences.en
dc.description.sponsorshipMastercard Foundationen
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.relation.ispartofseriesIDS Bulletin;49.5
dc.rightsThis is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non Commercial 4.0 International licence (CC BY-NC), which permits use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the original authors and source are credited, any modifications or adaptations are indicated, and the work is not used for commercial purposes. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/legalcodeen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/4.0/en
dc.subjectWork and Labouren
dc.titleSkills Gaps and Mismatches: Private Sector Expectations of Engineering Graduates in Ethiopiaen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.rights.holderInstitute of Development Studiesen
dc.identifier.teamBusiness, Markets and the Stateen
dc.identifier.doi10.19088/1968-2018.174
dcterms.dateAccepted2018-11-20
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