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Soft skills construct for architecture graduate in accordance with industries requirement

Padil, Suhaili and Esa, Ahmad and Mohamed Jamal, Abidah (2015) Soft skills construct for architecture graduate in accordance with industries requirement. In: 2nd International Conference On Global Trends In Academic Research. Global Illuminators Publishing, Kuala Lumpur Malaysia, Bandung, Indonesia, pp. 122-130. ISBN 978-969-9948-12-1

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Abstract

In line with the requirements of the job market, implementation of soft skills according to the field of study is important in order to help graduates understand and apply soft skills in the workplace. Construction industry is one of the major industries that affect the development of a country. The emphasis of soft skills aspect among architecture’s graduates is one of key elements in producing graduates who are competitive, efficient, durable and flexible when dealing with situations in the workplace. However, employers nowadays are dis-satisfied with the quality of graduates that not meet the requirements of the current job market thus become one of causes for incompetence graduates. This was proven bythe number of unemployed graduates in Malaysia especially for architecture’s graduate that still high despite the increasing of job vacancies.One of the main reasons for this issues arise because of a mismatch between the elements of soft skills required by employers and soft skills possessed by graduates. This study aims to identify the constructs of soft skills for graduates of diploma in architecture in Malaysian polytechnics according to industries requirement based on literature review. Seven constructs of soft skills for architecture’s graduate was listed including communication skills, negotiation skills, environment awareness, self management, problem solving, critical thinking and creative thinking. The importance and needs of soft skills in producing highly skilled architecture’s graduates will also be discussed.

Item Type: Book Section
Uncontrolled Keywords: soft skills; architecture graduate; industry requirement; literature review
Subjects: L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC0065 Social aspects of education
Divisions: Faculty of Technical and Vocational Education > Department of Vocational Education
Depositing User: Prof. Madya Dr Ahmad Bin Esa
Date Deposited: 29 Apr 2015 06:36
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2015 06:36
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6855
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