Strategies for Effective HE-Employer Engagement

Year: 2010

Source: A South West Higher Skills Report, Centre for Leadership Studies, University of Exeter and CIHE, London

Paper Category: Report

Authors

Bolden, R., Hirsh, W., Connor, H., Petrov, G. and Duquemin, A.

Abstract

This is the third in a series of reports summarising the outcomes of research to support the South West Higher Level Skills Pathfinder Project. The first of these mapped out the higher skills and employer engagement (EE) landscape as portrayed through policy and research literature. The second summarised a series of in-depth case studies of EE initiatives in higher education (HE) to shed light on key facilitators and barriers as perceived by those people directly involved in developing and delivering projects. This final report complements these two previous publications through a series of case studies of 10 English HE institutions (HEIs) on their institutional strategies to EE. Together these reports give an overview of the field of HE-EE and how universities and other HE providers are working with employers to address higher skills needs.

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