GDC working with Rolls Royce and the British Council
02 June 2011
Representatives from LJMU’s Graduate Development Centre (GDC) were recently invited to Hanoi by Rolls Royce and the British Council in Vietnam.
The request to visit the Vietnamese capital came about because of LJMU’s unique approach to employability and supporting individuals to develop World of Work (WoW) skills and attributes.
Terry Dray and Jo Ives from the GDC and Jeff Soong from LJMU’s Malaysia office spent three days in April undertaking a scoping study involving Vietnamese state owned enterprises in Hanoi. The enterprises in attendance included Petro Vietnam, Vietnamese Airlines, Electricity Vietnam and also the Hanoi School of Business with discussions centering on how they approached the training and development of graduate employees and managers.
During discussions the WoW Skills Certificate approach was discussed resulting in a number of positive responses, further reinforcing the relevance of LJMU’s labour market matching model to economies across the world.
GDC Director Terry Dray said:
"This was a really useful trip and it was great to meet such high profile state enterprises and discuss how LJMU had taken the lead in developing graduates for the knowledge economy. The GDC has now discussed LJMU’s unique and pioneering approach to employability with representatives from Malaysia, Kenya and the USA and the interest from around the world shows the strength of the model and vindicates the university’s decision to put a student’s employability right at the top of its agenda".
For further information about the Graduate Development Centre and WoW call 0151 231 8099 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org