Research Center Fellowship

Research Center Fellowship

Purpose – The purpose of this case study is to explore the employer’s perspective on the skills that influence the success of college graduates. Design & Methodology Approach – A corporate perspective is used to construct a framework for understanding the skills that affect new college graduates success. A single case study method is adopted involving purposeful sampling strategy of A & D Organizations from the Deloitte Toche Tohmatso Limited (DTTL) 2014 Global A & D sector financial performance study. Findings – Develop a tentative framework for meeting real world demands and presents a model that will identify key factors in the terms of skills required for the college graduates to succeed in their new positions. The model of key factors from the A & D industry will improve the alignment between employer’s requirements and high-wage, high-demand jobs. Practical implications - The study will help fill the gap on employer’s expectations and necessary skills required to compete in the global economy. By propelling change in the way that universities help prepare their graduates with the necessary skills will ensure an enduring impact in the workforce. Keywords – employment skills, human capital, performance, graduates, stem workforce, aerospace & defense industry
Sponsor: 
Center for Workplace Diversity Research, University of Phoenix
Submission Date: 
February 1, 2015
Funding Status: 
Research Funded
Award Date: 
March 10, 2015