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CCE-821/22 Labour Markets and Education (School/University Leavers)
Campus C3A
Programs PG
Session Spring Semester 2017
Course Title Labour Markets and Education (School/University Leavers)
Course Code CCE-821/22
Credit Hours 2-0
Pre-Requisutes Destination Data, Labor Market Information, Learning through Placement and Data Gathering.
Course Objectives
  • Define the relationships between individuals, organisations, policy, education and labour markets in relation to career counselling and education
  • Demonstrate their understanding and skills of developing destination data for the school/university leavers in their local context
  • Identify the range sources to develop destination data for career counselling and education contexts and practices.
Detail Content
  • Prior experience/ Introductory Session
    • Consideration of participants’ prior experience of organisations, education and labour markets.
    • Developing skills in helping others articulate this experience e.g. school/university pupils, teachers.
  • Exploring the relationships between organisations, education and labour markets
    • Similarities and differences between regions, cities and towns within Pakistan.
    • Similarities and differences between countries e.g. Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, China, Japan, Korea, Singapore, UK, Finland and USA
  • Ethics and values in relation to organisations and labour markets Researching and evaluating
    • Researching and evaluating labour markets and educational opportunities for school/university leavers.
    • Helping pupils to research and evaluate labour market intelligence and educational opportunities.
  • Destination data
    • Short-term and longitudinal data.
    • Predominantly qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Course guides
    • Commercially available guides.
    • Student-generated materials.
  • Prospectuses
    • Web and print-based prospectuses.
    • Alternative prospectuses created by students.
  • Educational course databases
    • A range of web and print-based resources.
  • Labour market surveys
    • Government surveys.
    • Surveys conducted by other organizations.
  • Trade and professional media
    • Trade and professional magazines.
    • Trade and professional directories.
  • General media
    • Newspaper and magazine articles.
  • Vacancy sources
    • Vacancy publications, vacancy pages, vacancy web sites.
  • Professional organizations
    • Public and subscriber-restricted web-based information.
  • Industrial Linkages
    • Role of ORIC in develop strong Industry-Academia linkages
  • Plan and develop destination data for school/university students based in a specific local context.
    Occupational profiles
    • Computer-aided guidance software.
    • Dictionaries of occupational titles.
Text/Ref Books
  • Arthur, M.B. and Rousseau, D.M. (1996).The Boundaryless Career: a New Employment Principle for a New Organisational Era. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Athanasou, J.A. and Esbroeck, R.V. (2008) (eds.). International Handbook of Career Guidance. Dordrecht, Netherlands: Springer.
  • Brown, P. and Hesketh, A. (2004).The Mismanagement of Talent: Employability and Jobs in the Knowledge Economy. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Brown, P., Lauder, H. and Ashton, D. (2011).The Global Auction: the Broken Promises of Education, Jobs and Incomes. New York : Oxford University Press.
  • Brown, P., Green, A. and Lauder, H. (2001).High Skills: Globalisation, Competitiveness and Skill Formation. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Gunz, H. and Peiperl, P. (eds.) (2007).Handbook of Career Studies. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Morgan, G. (1986). Images of Organization. London: Sage.
  • Offer, M. (2001). The discourse of the labour market. In B. Gothard, P. Mignot, M. Offer and M. Ruff, Careers Guidance in Context. London: Sage.
Time Schedule Spring Semester 2017
Faculty/Resource Person Name:               Dr GM Arif
Qualification:      PhD
Discipline:          Economics
Specialization:    Economics