Global Perspectives on Employability

By Dr. Kate Moore, Global Career Center  

Interested in exploring relevance, responsiveness, and ROI within international education? Looking for frameworks to help guide experiential education programs and support applied learners? Curious about incorporation of employability metrics within program development or outcomes assessment? Uncertain about how to measure and what matters?

Let’s start the discussion with a spin of the globe…

Ahead of The Forum’s inaugural Career-Integrated Global Learning (CIGL) Conference in Milan during October 2022, this short article highlights key resources from a range of international perspectives that describe or define attributes that may help students succeed in the changing world of work.

  • The ERASMUS Skills Project was designed to help students, practitioners and employers understand the added value that international student mobility brings, regardless of modality.
  • IEAA (International Education Association of Australia) studied Career Outcomes of Learning Abroad to learn more about how international study opportunities connect to the skills development and employment outcomes of graduates.
  • McKinsey Global Institute conducted research on the Future of Work to further define and provide policy recommendations that help future-proof citizens’ skills for the world of work.
  • NACE (National Association of Colleges and Employers) articulates Competencies for a Career-Ready Workforce as a foundation from which to demonstrate requisite core competencies that broadly prepare the college educated for success in the workplace and lifelong career management.
  • World Economic Forum’s Future of Jobs Report aims to map the jobs and skills of the future, tracking the pace of change and direction of travel.

From the opening keynote on cultural agility in the global workplace to the closing participatory plenary tackling emerging trends within international education, delegates at The Forum’s Career-Integrated Global Learning (CIGL) Conference will have opportunity to build upon these ideas through concurrent sessions and collegial conversations. CIGL participants will share best practices, discuss topics, debate approaches, and explore opportunities while considering the extent to which student mobility or education abroad can enhance career-related knowledge, skills, and attributes.

We do hope you can join as we look forward to continuing the conversation during #ForumEAWeek in Milan…and beyond!

Dr. Kate Moore is an international educator energized by our changing world of work and how we connect campuses, communities, and companies across the globe. She built the Global Career Center (GCC) to partner with universities and colleges throughout the world, employers from a wide range of industries, and learners of all ages to connect employability and education through collaborative program development, comprehensive services delivery, and curated experiential education.