Brief information about "KROK": Founded in 1992 «KROK» University is the best private university in Ukraine (since 2012 according to Consolidated ranking of Ukrainian universities). In 2003 the Ministry of Education and Science of Ukraine accredited the University at the IV (highest) level. Quality management system of «KROK» University is certified under ISO 9001:2008.
«KROK» University is the team of about 5000 students, more than 550 of them are international students from 30 countries all over the world, and about 450 academic staff, 70% are PhD holders. University comprises 3 faculties, 3 colleges and 4 institutes.
Enterprise Economics, Marketing, Finance and Credit, International Information, International Economics, International Business, Logistics, Foreign Economic Activity Management, Psychology, Computer Sciences, Land Management, Financial and Economic Security Management, Administrative Management, Project Management, Educational Institution Management, Business Administration, TQM, Innovational Activity Management etc.
2. Project description.
Title of the project: Increasing employability through competence approach.
Brief description: The project is designed to face the following problems:
a) Increasing gap between employers' needs and level of alumni competences and skills;
b) Rising levels of unemployment among young specialists;
c) Decreasing of relevance and quality of educational services at Ukrainian HEIs.
The aim of the project is to improve the level of students' skills for employability and new business creation by developing key competences, required at the labour market and attracting employers to the educational process at HEI.
The objectives of the project are:
a) Learning and application of the best practices of European HEIs on improving the level of students' employability skills and competence approach implementation.
b) Creation of career centre at each partner university and establishment of career centers networks for long-term sustainable cooperation between labour market and universities.
c) Modernization and launch of the pilot educational curricula in Economics majors on the basis of competence approach.
d) Monitoring of employability level and career development dynamics of alumni of the pilot programs.
e) Development and dissemination of recommendations according to the project results.
The results of the project:
a) More than 60% of alumni of pilot programs are employed within 2 months after graduation.
b) Network of career centers includes at least 15 universities, 300 signed memorandums on cooperation with employers.
c) Educational programs of the pilot majors are launched at all partner universities.
d) The Ukrainian inter-institutional website of traineeships, internships, employability for students and alumni is launched.
e) The methodological recommendations, manuals for HEIs and Ministry of Ukraine on improving the level of employability skills of HEIs students and alumni are issued and disseminated.
Long-term results of the project:
a) Sustainable and efficient cooperation aimed at training of qualitative specialists is established between the employers and every Ukrainian university.
b) Dissemination of experience of modernization of educational programs on the competence-based approach at Ukrainian HEIs at all majors.
c) Reduction of alumni unemployment.
d) Increasing quality and relevance of educational services in HEIs.
Erasmus Mundus project «Erasmus Mundus Partnership for Belarus, Ukraine and Moldova» (№2011-4053-001-002/EMA2).
Tempus project «Entrepreneur Alumni Network» (№544521-TEMPUS-1-2013-1-DE-TEMPUS-SMHES).
Galina Bohachenko, project manager of International Office, tel.066 367 9 367, e-mail: email@example.com, skype: Galina Bogachenko.
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