Witicles Experts Online Articles Directory
     
Witicles Experts Articles Directory Witicles Experts Articles DirectoryWiticles Experts Articles DirectoryWiticles Experts Articles Directory

Welcome, Guest!     Sign Up    Sign In
Sponsored Ads

Create Free Website or Blog with Hubpile

Discover Your God-Given Gifts






Author Box


Azees IsholaAzees Ishola
A freelance writer.
Joined 3 years ago
From Lagos
Total Articles 4

Recent Articles From Author

# Inadequate Skill Acquisition Only Part of The Reason for High Unemployment Among College Grads
# Music Industry in Nigeria
# Incorporating Business To Business Marketing Approaches
# Navigating Business to Business Transactions

Namecheap.com Namecheap.com



Become A Witicles.Com Expert Contributor Today



Shop for Books online in Nigeria at kpiBooks.com.ng Order your favourite books online now, Save the stress & Pay online or with cash at Your Doorstep!


We help our esteemed clients develop web strategy that works!
Call us @ +234 803 578 3880




Authors Spotlight
Gboyega Adedeji  Gboyega Adedeji
Gboyega Adedeji is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
238 Articles
   I am a Nigerian and an Ambassador of Christ sent to Nigeria for the cause of His Kingdom. By divine-making, I read, teach and ... from Abuja, Nigeria


Free Online Articles Editor  Free Online Articles Editor
Free Online Articles Editor is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
137 Articles
   We challenge the minds of people towards mental and attitudinal shift and National transformation. We are the Editorial team of Witicles.... from Abuja, Nigeria


Abiola Benjamin Obayomi  Abiola Benjamin Obayomi
Abiola Benjamin Obayomi is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
241 Articles
   Real Estate is my Profession. The change we need in Nigeria begins with all of us doing things differently. Collectively, we can make Nigeri... from Ile-Ife, Osun State


Omolara Adedeji  Omolara Adedeji
Omolara Adedeji is a Veteran Writer on Witicles.comVeteran Author
60 Articles
   I am a kingdom expander and I believe in the testimony of a transformed life as the greatest testimony of all. I am a voice of God for m... from Abuja, Nigeria



Sell Your Books online in Nigeria, Earn 80% from book sales


Top Articles
Top 10 Reasons for Nigeria's Undeveloped Economy
CONSAT: Nigeria DTH Cable Television That Challenges DsTV, MyTV, Startimes and Others
INSIGHTS On Tithes & Offerings from Brother Gbile Akanni
The Pyramid of Friendship: Secret of Effective Relationships
The Quick Fix for Nigeria's Underdevelopment and Unemployment


Recent Articles
Buhari Anti-Corruption Fight: Is It A Sham?
The Presidency and A Failed Coup: Let Us Make Sense of It
Saraki Impeachment Plot: How Easy Can It Be?
Who Is Afraid of Bukola Saraki?
Police Brutality: A Menace To Our Collective Existence


Recent Comments
Make Your Mood
How To Season And Grill Chicken
6 days ago Call me +91-9990223143 for high class Indian escort girls services providing in Delhi. Hire some sexy & Best Escorts in Delhi who give you real Girlfriend Experience. http://www.makeyourmood.in

Delhi Escorts
How To Season And Grill Chicken
1 week ago We are providing Delhi Escorts, Escorts in Delhi, Delhi Call Girls, Call Girls in Delhi for sex dating with high class accommodation facility in Delhi. http://www.makeyournight.in

Amaya Khan
CONSAT: Nigeria DTH Cable Television That Challenges DsTV, MyTV, Startimes and Others
1 month ago I am Amaya Khan. I am hot girl with appetizing and natural body. I am pursuing fashion course in Institute, Goa. http://www.amayaescorts.in http://www.marry-escorts.in http://www.chennaisexyzone.com http://www.vipchennaiescort.com

Site Clouds
Witicles, Articles, Webnigerians,Experts, Submit Articles, Become A Writer, Writing, Technology, Leadership, God, Government, Management, Nigeria, Society, Culture, Authentic Articles
Social Sharing



Sponsored Ads


Namecheap.com
Article Category >>>Jobs & Careers

Inadequate Skill Acquisition Only Part of The Reason for High Unemployment Among College Grads

By Azees Ishola       Jun 26, 2015


 Inadequate Skill Acquisition Only Part of The Reason for High Unemployment Among College Grads

The phenomena of the unemployed college graduate standing in the unemployment line has become familiar to society in general. The fact it's not unusual in no way changes the truth that it is hard to conceive of a greater waste of time and money. This is a worldwide problem, not simply one experienced by western nations. For example, as recently as 2009 unemployment among college graduates in Nigeria was over 40%.

 

The first and foremost question that comes to mind is: why is this happening? Why are so many with degrees finding themselves unemployed or underemployed? The second question that needs to be asked is what can and should be done about it?

 

 A lack of adequate skill acquisition certainly is one part of the answer to the why question. In one sense this should come as a surprise to no one. The college years are all about gaining comprehensive understanding of the theoretical underpinnings of a certain body of knowledge. The hands on experience of applying that knowledge has traditionally come later. That is one of the primary purposes of internships.

 

 One of the best examples of knowledge gained in one environment and skills in another is in medicine. Potential doctors know from the beginning that their education will only be the first part of their path to becoming full-fledged physicians. Years of grinding book work must be followed by years of even more gruelling accumulation of hands on experience. It's not enough to know where the appendix is, the skill to remove it can only be gained by actually doing so.

 

 Inexperience and undeveloped skill sets are part of the explanation for high unemployment among those with higher school degrees. It is certainly not the only one and, perhaps not even the primary one. Many graduates may find themselves unable to find or keep a good job because they have simply not learned to get along and work well with others. This is the conclusion reached by several studies and surveys of potential employers. Often referred to as soft skills this simply refers to the various interpersonal interactions needed for people to get along and prosper in any context.

 

 Unfortunately, people coming out of college or graduate school often don't have these. There may be little or no ability to work together with others toward a common goal. The ability to organize one's time and prioritize one's duties, while bearing in mind the responsibility to the employer, often seems to be a completely foreign concept. There may appear to be a complete and genuine lack of awareness of such basics as the need to dress and groom in a manner that reflects well on the company.

 

 If soft skills really are the main reason for underemployment among graduates it's hard not to be discouraged. This is because those skills and social graces should have been learned long before a person ever arrives on the doorsteps of an institution of higher learning. It would be interesting, but beyond the scope of this discussion, to speculate just why that ability to effectively work with others and contribute to a common goal seems to be so often lacking.

 

 Solutions offered for the problem of inadequate skill acquisition sometimes include scenarios in which educational facilities, major companies, and government work in lock step to prepare, produce and properly control students, employees and citizens. Although such programs may have their place it is hard to believe they will ever, in and of themselves, completely solve the problem. The responsibility for being prepared for employment must ultimately fall to the individual. Here are some things he or she can do to that end.

 

 1. Be willing to work your way up the ladder. Don't let pride and impatience keep you from working for an employer who may be able to offer your dream job once you've proven yourself.

 2. Take online, or community education courses to gain the hands on skills employers are looking for.

 3. Don't be afraid to take a chance on employment with a new company if they are willing to take a chance on you.

 4. Seek out apprentice type programs where you can gain skill acquisition under the tutelage of a mentor.



From Witicles.Com: Thank you for the gift of your time. We appreciate you for reading this article published by Azees Ishola. Witicles.Com is indeed your partner for your growth, effectiveness and maturity.

958 Views


If you need to re-publish this ARTICLE, please cite this article - (http://witicles.com/inadequate-skill-acquisition-only-part-of-the-reason-for-high-unemployment-among-college-grads-1214.html) and the Writer (Azees Ishola)

Do You Find This Article Helpful?


Article Tags: skills,unemployment,career,job,employment
Save the Stress, Shop for Books Online in Nigeria - kpiBooks.com.ng
Article Source
Azees IsholaAbout Azees Ishola
Azees Ishola Azees IsholaAzees IsholaAzees IsholaAzees Ishola

  

Find Jobs in Nigeria. A Free Job Posting Site for Employers. Post your Resume/CV Online.





Social Sharing

If You Enjoyed This Article; Then, Share It On Your Social Network





     Copy This Short Link To The Article: http://i.witicles.com/Jashf  Inadequate Skill Acquisition Only Part of The Reason for High Unemployment Among College Grads Inadequate Skill Acquisition Only Part of The Reason for High Unemployment Among College Grads Inadequate Skill Acquisition Only Part of The Reason for High Unemployment Among College Grads Inadequate Skill Acquisition Only Part of The Reason for High Unemployment Among College Grads



Post Comment


Article Comments

No comment found! Be the first to share your thoughts on this article!



Namecheap.com
Related Articles




Author's Articles





Related Books

The Laws of Money

Reallionaire

The Relational Manager: Transform your workplace AND your life

Be A Sales Superstar







Home | Advertise With Us | About Us | Contact Us | How To Submit Articles | Article Writing Tips | Webnigerians.com | kpiBooks.Com | Our Sitemap: XML HTML

Copyright © 2013-2018 Witicles. All rights reserved.