Do young graduates with professional and vocational master’s degrees regard themselves as competent to hold their jobs?
Julien Calmand, Philippe Lemistre, Jean-François Giret, Boris Ménard
- Training and Employment n°118
- décembre 2015
- 4 p.p.
Competences, bac+5, enseignement supérieur, higher education, Génération 2010
Professional and vocational courses requiring 5 years’ post-secondary study are supposed to meet specific needs for competences in a given area of employment. Young graduates believe they have acquired the specific competences they think their employers require. In their view, the shortfall lies in their general competences. Is this a reason to question the increasingly vocational nature of university courses?