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Work-readiness skills in the Fasset Sector

Show simple item record Raftopoulos, Melandi Van der Westhuizen, Sanet Visser, Delene 2010-11-19T09:07:52Z 2010-11-19T09:07:52Z 2009
dc.identifier.citation Raftopoulos, M, Coetzee, S & Visser, D 2009,' Work-readiness skills in the Fasset Sector', SA Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 7, no. 1, pp. 119-126. en
dc.identifier.issn 1683-7584
dc.description.abstract The objective of the study was to determine the work -readiness skills that are regarded as important by employers and graduates in the Fasset Sector of South Africa. A cross-sectional survey design was used to achieve this objective. Two convenience samples, namely 24 employers and 333 graduates, completed the Work Readiness Skills Scale. This scale was validated as a one-factor model with an alpha coeffcient of 0.88. Oral and written communication, self-discipline, time management, interpersonal skills and teamwork, problem-solving skills and positive work ethic were rated as important skills for securing employment in this sector by employers and graduates alike. In addition, employers valued numeracy skills and motivation, whereas graduates regarded confidence and leadership skills as important. The results have implications for the curriculum design of the Fasset Work Readiness Programme presented to graduates in this industry. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher OpenJournals Publishing en
dc.rights Creative Commons Attribution License
dc.subject Employability skills
dc.subject Graduates
dc.subject transferable skills
dc.subject Generic skills
dc.subject Career skills
dc.title Work-readiness skills in the Fasset Sector en
dc.type Article en

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