COPPERBELT UNIVERSITY AND COMMONWEALTH OF LEARNING DEVELOP EMPLOYABILITY POLICY AND STRATEGY


The Copperbelt University (CBU) in collaboration with the Commonwealth of Learning (COL) has developed a policy and strategy on Employability aimed at ensuring that Graduates are equipped with the right type of skills to successfully navigate through an ever changing, technology rich work environment.

Speaking at the official opening of the 10 days CBU/Commonwealth of Learning workshop, CBU Vice Chancellor Professor Naison Ngoma stated that strategizing and developing policy guidelines will enable institutions of higher learning to produce graduates who are adequately prepared for work”.

He added that the only way to improve the quality of our graduates is through curriculum reviews and implementation by developing competency based programs responsive to labor market needs as well as the integration of soft and technical skills in the curriculum.

Due to Covid 19 restrictions, the workshop was coordinated by COL consultant Paul West through video conference facility and resulted in the formulation of a Policy and Strategy on employability and the implementation of the COL employability toolkit.

According to Mr west, the focus of the Employability and skills training  Policy and Strategy framework is to guide and ensure that an institution offers quality education.

The workshop drew participants from different units of the University and external corporate and government entities coordinated through the Directorate of Distance education and open Learning (DDEOL)

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