Ameti, Vullnet and Osmani-Ballazhi, Sheruze (2020) THE ROLE OF FOOD PROCESING COMPANY EMPLOYERS IN INCREASING QUALITY IN HIGHER EDUCATION. International Journal of Food Technology and Nutrition, 3 (5-6). pp. 9-14. ISSN 2671-3071

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The stakeholder involvement in the guidelines for quality assurance itself in Europe is an indicator of the relevance of stakeholders to the higher education quality assurance. The quality of higher education activities refers that they have an impact not only on the development of society as a whole but also on the development of the economy in particular. Employers’ involvement, as part of external stakeholders in quality assurance, is very important and useful. Employers and industry representatives share a particular interest in qualitative activities in HE that implies qualitative competencies development of students, their potential employees. The conducted analysis in different countries and universities shows an evident discrepancy in the quality perception between students and employers. The space for employers’ inclusion in quality assurance seems to be more than necessary. The purpose of this research is to examine the northwestern North Macedonia private companies’ needs regarding the student competencies, respectively future employees. The data are part of the University of Tetova research project, “Stakeholder involvement: a need for higher education quality enhancement.” The qualitative research included ten processing companies, eight of which deal with food processing as well as two with construction materials processing. A total of 29 participants from 39 departments of the abovementioned companies were included. The results indicate an urgent need for the approximation of student competencies emerging from the academic offer to the employer’s needs.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: S Agriculture > S Agriculture (General)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Engineering Sciences
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Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2020 14:03
Last Modified: 05 Oct 2020 14:03

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