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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 MénardTraining and Employment , n° 118 , 2015 , 4 p.
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?