The Practice of Employability Teamwork Skills
International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research
Volume 1, Issue 2, August 2015, Pages: 16-21
Received: Jun. 30, 2015; Accepted: Aug. 2, 2015; Published: Aug. 3, 2015
Views 4212      Downloads 175
Author
Mohamad Hisyam Mohd. Hashim, Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Parit Raja, Malaysia
Article Tools
Follow on us
Abstract
A soft skill of teamwork is one of the important factors for getting a job. Some technical institutions implemented and embed the soft skill into curriculum. The students have to practice the skills as well on their subject or through specific activities in classroom or outside classroom. The purpose of this research is to identify the practice of technical employability teamwork skill among students of technical institutions. The skills are planning and decision making skill, self-adaptability/flexibility skill, interpersonal relationship skill and communication skill. The quantitative research methodology has been used where questionnaires were used as an instrument to collect the data. This research had involved 226 final semester students in Department of Electrical Engineering. All the data were analyzed using Statistical Package for Social Science (SPSS) to obtain the frequencies, means and standard deviations. The finding showed that the level of teamwork skills is high. The result also show that all the teamwork skills elements are successful been applied by the students. As a whole, this study showed that the technical institutions has enculturation the students on planning and decision making skill, self-adaptability /flexibility skill, interpersonal relationship skill and communication skill.
Keywords
Technical, Employability, Teamwork, Technical Student
To cite this article
Mohamad Hisyam Mohd. Hashim, The Practice of Employability Teamwork Skills, International Journal of Vocational Education and Training Research. Vol. 1, No. 2, 2015, pp. 16-21. doi: 10.11648/j.ijvetr.20150102.11
References
[1]
Ministry of Higher Education (2006). Soft Skill development Module for Institution of Higher Leraning, Malaysia. Serdang, Selangor: Publisher: Universiti Putra Malaysia.
[2]
ACNielsen Research Services (2000). Employer Satisfaction With Graduate Skills. Australia: Research Report Evaluations and Investigations Programme Higher Education.
[3]
Adnan, N.A. (2004). Generic Skills Profile Technical Stream Students in Polytechnic. Kolej Universiti Tun Hussein Onn: Unpublished Master Thesis.
[4]
Syed Jaafar, S.N.A. (2002). Generic Skill to Meet the needs of the Job Market: Survey Among Students of Engineering Diploma at the Final Semester. Kolej Universiti Tun Hussein onn: Unpublished Master Thesis
[5]
Nordin, M.S. & Mohd Tahir, K.(2004). Generic Skill-The Importance of the Current Employer Requirment. Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
[6]
Hassan,B., Mohd Zaidi, O., Zainal, M., Abang Abdullah, A.A., Badrulhisham,A.A, Abdul Hamid, H, Nik Abdullah, N.M, Azmi, H, & Zaidi, M.R., (2007). The Future of Engineering Education in Malaysia. Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia:Department of Institutions of Higher Education Management.
[7]
Clayton, B. (2012) Keeping Current: The Industry Knowledge and Skills of Australian TVET Teachers. Proc. of the 2nd UPI International Conference on Technical and Vocational Education and Training. Indonesia: Bandung.
[8]
National Centre of Vocational Education Research (2003). At a Glance: Defining Generic Skills, National Center for Vocational Education Research. Australia: Australia National Training Authority
[9]
Arshad, N.H. (2007). Generic Skills among students in the needs of industry. UTHM: Unpublished Master Thesis
[10]
Imel, S. (1999). New views of adults learning. Trends and Issues Alert No. 5. Education Resources Information Center (ERIC). Retrieved 15 Disember 2014 from http://www.calpro-online.org/eric/docs/tia00073.pdf
[11]
Ghafar, M. N. A. (1999). Education Research : Publisher: Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
[12]
Hashim, S. & Sidi, F. (2010). The Perception of the final semester Students Against the Application pf SPH 4 Enterpreneurial Skills. Pg. 1-9 (unpublished)
[13]
Ibrahim Mukhtar, M., Roddin, R., & Ahmad Sapawi, A. (2008). Technical and Vocational Education in the Aboriginal Community. National Seminar on Teacher Education Cordinating Commitee (JPPG 2008), 13-15 December 2008, Bayview Hotel, Langkawi, Malaysia.
[14]
Creswell, J. W. (2003). Research Design: Qualitative, Quantitative, and Mixed Method Approaches. 2nd ed. Thousand Oaks, California: Sage Publications.
[15]
Abdul Latif, A. & Abu Hanifah, A. (2010). Command of English Among the Students Life Skills PKPG. Skudai: UniversitiTeknologi Malaysia. pp. 1-13. (Unpublished)
[16]
Ghafar, M. N. A (2003). Design Educational questionare Survey: Publisher Universiti Teknologi Malaysia.
ADDRESS
Science Publishing Group
1 Rockefeller Plaza,
10th and 11th Floors,
New York, NY 10020
U.S.A.
Tel: (001)347-983-5186