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Meetings of the Employers project discussion groups

The discussion groups were held with employers and professionals from different sectors of economic activity in the months of June and July. A total of ten (10) discussion groups took place all together, in which more sixty (60) employers from different sectors took part.

These discussion groups form part of the Employers project, the purpose of which is to obtain the views and perceptions employers and professionals on the skills of recent graduates. As follow up to the results and findings of the Employers survey and to provide specific information on the skills and knowledge most highly valued in the labour market that can be then used for study programme enhancement, the following discussion groups were held:

  • Financial entities: focusing on degrees in Economics, Business Administration and Management and other similar programmes.
  • Construction and building: focusing on degrees in Architecture, Civil Engineering and other similar programmes.
  • Industry: focusing on degrees in Industrial Engineering and other similar programmes.
  • Communications Technologies: focusing on degrees in Telecommunications Engineering, Computer Sciences and other similar programmes.
  • Mass Communication Media: focusing on degrees in Journalism, Communication and Audio-visual Media, and other similar programmes.
  • Consultancy: to give information on different programme profiles, such as Business Administration and Management, Labour Relations, Management and Organisation Engineering, etc.
  • Early Childhood and Primary Education: focusing on degrees in Early Childhood and Primary Education.
  • Secondary Education: focusing on the Master's programme in Secondary Education Teaching.
  • Medicine: focusing on degrees in Medicine.
  • Nursing: focusing on degrees in Nursing.

The sessions highlighted the problem areas faced by the different groups and enhancement proposals were gathered for referral to the university community. Following the analysis of the group discussions, a series of short reports are to be drawn up for the faculties concerned as evidence of labour market requirements that can then be matched with their graduate profiles.

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