Ways to Improve the Competitiveness of Graduates in the Labor Market: the Experience of Japanese Universities

Natalya Pazyura


The article deals with the question of university graduates’ employability in Japan. The necessity of acquisition of employability skills by students has been proved. The essence of the notion “employability skills” and their component parts have been revealed. The author analyzes methods with the help of which Japanese Universities achieve the goal of training the skills. The article describes the aim and scale of special Project, held in Japan for training employability skills. The importance of social partnership between universities and industry and internship has been shown. In this context active learning has been gaining its popularity and proved to be successful in motivating students to cognitive activity.

Słowa kluczowe: employability skills, social partnership, internship, active learning, university, industry

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