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Pages: 3654-3661
Publication year: 2018
ISBN: 978-84-697-9480-7
ISSN: 2340-1079
doi: 10.21125/inted.2018.0701

Conference name: 12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference
Dates: 5-7 March, 2018
Location: Valencia, Spain

COOPERATION OF POLISH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES WITH EMPLOYERS

M. Kosior-Kazberuk1, P. Berkowski2

1Bialystok University of Technology (POLAND)
2Wroclaw University of Science and Technology (POLAND)
The latest concept of higher education performance strengthened the role and importance of cooperation between the universities and socio-economic environment. Great emphasis, especially in relation to the education programs for practical profile, must be placed on the involvement of employers and professional organizations in both the creation and implementation of the curriculum to better prepare graduates to the needs of labour market. The idea of curriculum based on learning outcomes should facilitate cooperation of universities with external stakeholders in the process of educational offer development. The employers expect graduates to have a high level of competence that are a synthesis of theoretical knowledge, practical skills and personal features. In their opinion, the role of the education system is to prepare graduates practically for the profession and to provide them with a wide profile of professional skills. Most frequently mentioned weakness of university graduates is the lack of experience and practical skills. Considering the employers' expectations different forms of cooperation of technical universities with socio-economic environment were presented in the paper. The participation of employers in the curriculum design and evaluation of its quality has increased since the representatives of employers were included in the external evaluation committees. The most effective forms of employers' participation in creating a curriculum of study e.g. dual study, common post-graduate study, internships, technical trips, dedicated lectures were discussed on the basis of technical field of study civil engineering. The participation of employers is increasingly more aware. However, there is still a need to seek mechanisms and methods for consulting, that would really enable employers into cooperation.
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author = {Kosior-Kazberuk, M. and Berkowski, P.},
title = {COOPERATION OF POLISH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES WITH EMPLOYERS},
series = {12th International Technology, Education and Development Conference},
booktitle = {INTED2018 Proceedings},
isbn = {978-84-697-9480-7},
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doi = {10.21125/inted.2018.0701},
url = {http://dx.doi.org/10.21125/inted.2018.0701},
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month = {5-7 March, 2018},
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DO - 10.21125/inted.2018.0701
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M. Kosior-Kazberuk, P. Berkowski (2018) COOPERATION OF POLISH TECHNICAL UNIVERSITIES WITH EMPLOYERS, INTED2018 Proceedings, pp. 3654-3661.
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