A conceptual understanding of employability: The employers’ view in Rwanda
2013 (English)In: Journal of Adult and Continuing Education, ISSN 1477-9714, Vol. 19, no 1, 39-56 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Many governments believe that investing in human capital should increase citizens’ employability, which is why it is often presented as a solution to the problems of knowledge-based economies and societies, rising unemployment rates and economic competiveness. The aim of this study is to understand employers’ views regarding the employability of graduates from higher education in Rwanda. Employers of graduates in the programs of Accounting, Agriculture, Education and Medicine were interviewed to obtain a broad understanding of their views. The key themes that emerged from the thematic analysis were professional skills, being changeable/formable and skilful practices. This study argues that the concept of employability needs to be viewed as contextual because the understanding the professional and national contexts is fundamental to achieving a better understanding of graduates’ employability.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2013. Vol. 19, no 1, 39-56 p.
Employability; Higher Education; Rwanda
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-88311DOI: 10.7227/JACE.19.1.4OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-88311DiVA: diva2:602163
On the day of the defence date the status of this article was Manuscript.2013-01-312013-01-312013-12-19Bibliographically approved