Crafting Employability Strategies for HE Students of Languages in Europe
Language fluency is critical for university gradutes to secure work in the global workplace. This project aims to enhance language students' employability by engaging them in work related activities as part of their academic studies so they can optimise their career opportunities after graduation.
The CES&L project team is working with employers across Europe to seek their views on how HEI can support their students to be more employable and recongise the significance of their modern languages degree in today's international job market. The view of the employers will shape the workshops which means the material will be up-to-date, relevant and tailored for each of the member countries.
The main aim of this project is transferring the generic AHECS (Association of Higher Education Careers Services in Ireland) Employability modeule into the different target languages of international European partners and customise it for HE students of languages.
The current employability module that will be adapted consists of 8 workshops including
- introductions and aims for each workshop
- comprehensive facilitator notes
- clear methods
- activites and timings
- easy-to-use materials
- learning outcomes and assessment strategies available both for in class and online work
This project is funded by the Erasmus+ Programme of the European Union
Institute of Technology Tralee – Tralee, Ireland (coordinator)
Association of Higher Education Careers Services – Maynooth, Ireland
Die Berater – Vienna, Austria
Trendence Institut GmbH – Berlin, Germany
Qualitas Forum Srl – Florence, Italy
Plovdiv University “Paisii Hilendarski” – Plovdiv, Bulgaria
Danmar Computers – Rzeszów, Poland
University of Strathclyde – Glasgow, United Kingdom
Global Village – Kielce, Poland