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This paper will address how international student can find a good solution in enhancing their employability. There are some of the destinations around the world, which made them famous as educational hubs. These hubs are attracting huge number of international students from around the world. Melbourne in Australia is one of those hubs, which attracts millions of international students. However, majority of the international students are not having the required skills and expertise, which is required and expected in order to be eligible for employment (Di Pietro 2015).
The aim of this essay is to discuss about an effective and ideal solution of the identified issue of the international students. In addition, I will also evaluate the innovative idea against the Schamar 7 R framework in order to determine its effectiveness.
Issue faced by the international students
The core objective of the international students to migrate to Melbourne is to have quality higher education and make them eligible for the employability in the leading global business organizations. However, it is the perception of the majority of the students that having the degree of the higher education will help them to gain the eligibility of getting employed in the top brands (Tymon 2013). However, that is not the case and apart from the educational degree, there are some other factors such as communication skills, favorable personality and problem solving skills are also important in having the eligibility (Hunt et al. 2013). These instincts cannot be taught in the colleges and it requires added facilities to help the students in gaining these attributes. However, currently there is nothing like that, which will help the students in enhancing their employability.
The solution, which I thought will be the most ideal and effective in dealing with the identified issue of the international students is to have a live online portal where both the students and the industrial trainers will be able to meet each other at any point of time. The portal will be designed in such a way that it will have dual benefits for both the industries and the students. Industries will be added in this project due to the reason that according to me, it is the industries that will be able to effectively communicate their exact requirements and expectations from the students. Thus, with the help of the website, companies will be able to determine the market trend along with the availability of the talents. However, the website will not only the mere contact platform for the students and the company representatives. Rather it will have number of added facilities for the students. One of the added facilities provided to the students is the online vocational training. In majority of the colleges, vocational training is being given to the students prior to their placement drive. However, these courses and training are inadequate in nature. Thus, having the facility of the online vocational training courses will help the students to be updated according to the current industrial need and requirement. Moreover, the approach of the requirements of the industries changes with time and these changes can be communicated to the students only through the website.
The portal will also have the access to the motivational videos by the industrial experts and management gurus. This will help the students to have the idea about how their skills should be developed in order to increase their employability in the market. Another section will be of current affairs with having the information from different sectors. This will equip the students with having the current and updated idea. This is important in order to answer the questions from the general knowledge at the time of the interview.
Evaluating with the 7R’s framework
Schamar’s 7 R’s framework will be used to evaluate the efficacy of the given solution from the different aspects. This framework covers different diverse areas, which will help to evaluate the diverse characteristics of the given solution.
The solution will help to meet the core requirement of the students. The core need of the students is to have some solution to increase their employability in the increased competition in the job market. Thus, they are in the need of some solution, which will provide them holistic user value in enhancing their employability. On the other hand, the given solution will have all the required elements, which will require in enhancing the employability of the students. Moreover, due to the solution will be an online medium, the features will always be updated.
The solution given by me will be a game changer because, currently there are no other live websites accessible in the market for the students, which will provide holistic user experience to them. However, there are some close substitutes already accessible in the market, which will either provide only the vocational course or have the motivational videos for the students. But I have designed the solution in such a way that it will provide all the required elements for the students. In addition, no other existing services are having the facility of interacting live with the industrial experts and trainers, which I have included in the solution.
The idea can be implemented fast due to the reason that the portal will be aligned with the existing student portal of the colleges. In the current time, majority of the colleges are having the student portal where all the communication and transaction takes place. Thus, it will not be a difficult task for the colleges to add this solution with their existing portal and it can be done in minimal time with the existing resources. Moreover, it will be easy to access and the students will not find any difficulty to access the portal.
As discussed earlier, the portal will be aligned with the existing student portal of the colleges. Thus, it can be implemented in small and local scale. The major advantage from this will be the involvement of less risk. This is because that having the option of locally implementing it will help to determine the viability of the project. The budget will also be lower as the entire process is not new, rather it will just act as added feature of the existing student portal of the colleges. It is estimated that approximately AUD 2500 will require in developing the project.
The solution is focusing on the right issue along with covering some other added issues. It will help the students in having the idea about what and how to do in enhancing their employability. Added features will help both the students and the companies to get to know about each other’s trend and expectation. Hence, with the addition of the added features with the website, the “right element” can be more effectively impleme
It will be effective due to the reason that company’s representatives will be involved in the project. Thus, there will no chance of having miscommunication between the students and the corporate needs. It will be most effective in aligning the expertise of the students in relation to the industrial requirements. It will prove beneficial and effective from the side of the employers also. This is due to the fact that with the help of the portal, they will be able to determine the trend in the current student standards along with identifying the gap areas for the further improvement.
The discussed solution can be scaled up due to the presence of the international students in different regions around the world. Moreover, it will be easy to implement just with aligning the solution with the existing portals of the colleges. Thus, based on the feedback received and the success rate of the solution, it can easily scale up in other locations around the world. This will have more favorable impact on the students along with involvement of more number of company representatives in the system. Thus the entire process will be more effective and efficient for the all the parties involved.
Thus, it can be concluded that the discussed solution in this easy will be beneficial and fruitful for the international students in Melbourne in enhancing their employability. This essay discussed about the diverse areas to be covered by the given solution. It is evaluated that the solution will have maximum effectiveness as compared to the current available solutions in the market.
- The discussed solution should be provided to the students at free of cost in order to increase the traffic and popularity of it.
- The solution should be made flexible enough in order to modify it according to the feedback received. There will be obviously some shortcomings to be identified in the coming time. Thus, they should be effectively rectified.
- Colleges should align their placement drive with the portal. This will enable the companies to select the candidates from the discussion in the portal.
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Hunt, I., Brien, E.O., Tormey, D., Alexander, S., Mc Quade, E. and Hennessy, M., 2013. Educational programmes for future employability of graduates in SMEs. Journal of Intelligent Manufacturing, 24(3), pp.501-510.
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