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?
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.