Employability Resources for Higher Education Institutions

Explore proven strategies and techniques to improve graduate employability and ensure your institution equips students with the skills and knowledge needed to succeed in their careers.

Graduate Employability Today

As the job market rapidly evolves, the future of graduate employability is a pressing issue in Higher Education. Today’s students want institutions to help them compete in the job market. Globally, many institutions are adjusting educational delivery methods to meet the labor market needs of students and prepare them for the careers of tomorrow.

40%

of students feel unprepared for the job market and lack confidence in their ability secure employment.

21%

of graduates say their university did not provide them with the necessary job skills.

~50%

of graduates don’t think their education was worth what they pay for it.

1-in-3

alums don’t think their education helped them get their current job.

Sources: McKinseyCengage

Innovating on Graduate Employability

An innovation of IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, Vitae helps higher education institutions develop pathways to improve the graduate employability and outcomes. Our tools offer a data-driven approach for institutions to identify their relative strengths and weaknesses while evaluating themselves against a global benchmark of best practices.

This is the decade to deliver on solving the skills gap

0 million

students are due to enroll in tertiary education by 2030, representing a 232% increase over fifteen years.

0 million

shortage of skilled workers in 2030, despite the fact that there will be 100 million additional graduates.

0 trillion usd

in unrealized annual revenue projected to be lost by 2030, due to talent shortages.

Data sources: StudyportalsKorn Ferry, and the World Bank

Benefits of Focusing on Graduate Employability

Higher-Quality Student Outcomes

Respond to labor market demand and anticipate emerging trends. Equip students with the credentials and soft skills they need to jumpstart their careers.

Strengthen Linkages with Employers

Maximize connections between students and employers through work-integrated learning opportunities and strategies that foster industry partnerships.

Current and Relevant Curriculum

Prepare for tomorrow with an outcomes-based curriculum that integrates employability skills and industry inputs. Create a strategic plan that embodies a commitment to employability.

Enhance Institutional Competitiveness

Create a winning scenario where students are guided through career services, faculty earn new tools, and alumni serve as employability agents.

Take the

Employability Challenge

Do you understand the student perspective? Find out by testing your knowledge of employability trends with this three-minute quiz.

Vitae is offered in partnership with:

The Government of Norway
FIAS The Facility for Investment Climate Advisory Services
Kindgom of the Netherlands
The Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit
The Government of Japan