Do young graduates with professional and vocational master’s degrees regard themselves as competent to hold their jobs?

Do young graduates with professional and vocational master’s degrees regard themselves as competent to hold their jobs?Professional and vocational courses requiring 5 years’ post-secondary study are supposed to meet specific needs for competences in a given area of employment. Young graduates believe they have acquired the specific competences they think their employers require. In their view, the shortfall lies in their general competences. Is this a reason to question the increasingly vocational nature of university courses?

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Julien Calmand, Jean-François Giret, Philippe Lemistre, Boris Ménard, Do young graduates with professional and vocational master’s degrees regard themselves as competent to hold their jobs?
in Training and employment n° 118 (July-August 2015). – 4 p.