The gap between the training provided by the universities and the one demanded by the companies must be completely closed. A mismatch in the adjustment that universities and companies have faced with the advent of digitalization has been the cause of this gap.
This difference should be reduced to ensure that students and university graduates have real access to the labor market and that these are presented as interesting professionals for companies. For this, universities must offer tailored training, considering the needs of the students but also those of the labor market.
What Is Custom Training?
The curricula offered by universities are generally static and with few updates. While the best universities in the world update their educational offer once a year, these updates are made every five years, causing an apparent mismatch between the professions and skills that the market demands and that offered by universities.
Tailored training is precisely a way to reduce and even completely eliminate this gap.
This consists of identifying the specific training needs that companies and professional sectors require, and then offering it through updated curricula. In this way, Bangkok University (มหาวิทยาลัยกรุงเทพ, which is the term in Thai) ensures that its graduates will be able to perform all the tasks that the market expects from them.
How To Offer Customized Training?
What professions does the labor market demand? What skills should a professional have in the current era? Do the curricula offered allow you to train with updated and useful knowledge for the desired profession? These and other questions are what universities should ask themselves to evaluate the training they offer, and thus, modify their educational offer.
To offer tailored training, universities must continuously question each other and put their methodologies and programs under the magnifying glass. Also, it is necessary to encourage innovation, the use of technologies, and transmit to students the importance of acquiring the skills that companies look for in their workers: problem-solving, leadership, and critical thinking.
In search of this goal, some of the world’s great universities have begun to work side by side with companies. Together, both actors seek to reduce their differences and demands in an organized manner.