Employability Skills for Sustainable Development and Supporting Industrial Revolution 4.0: A Study for Polytechnic Curriculum Development
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- the fourth industrial revolution, polytechnic education, curriculum development, employability skills
Polytechnic plays an important role in preparing the workforce to meet the needs of industrial revolution 4.0. The 4.0 industrial revolution is characterized by the increasing role of digital technology and automation in business processes. This condition affects the shifting of the workplace environment to be automatically, requires educated workers with meta-competence and multi-skills, capable of performing complex tasks and adapting to a rapidly changing work environment. The purpose of this paper is to find the employability skills attribute needed by the workforce in the industry revolution 4.0. The study was conducted by literature study, reviews surveys scholarly articles and any other sources relevant to employability skills issue, and by so doing, provides a description, summary, and critical evaluation of employability skills in relation to industrial revolution 4.0. Based on literature review, employers expected graduates to have a number of generic skills, such as: communication skill, creativity and innovation skill, problem solving and decision making, critical thinking, self-management, team work skill, and ability to learn. Employers also needed graduates to have a number of personal attributes such as: honesty, integrity, empathy, adaptability, independence, ethics and behavior. These attributes are very important to be embedded in the polytechnic education curriculum. Polytechnics curriculum needs to be developed to provide more space to develop student employability skills.
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TY - CONF AU - I Made Suarta AU - I Ketut Suwintana AU - I G P Fajar Pranadi Sudhana AU - Ni Kadek Dessy Hariyanti PY - 2020 DA - 2020/08/13 TI - Employability Skills for Sustainable Development and Supporting Industrial Revolution 4.0: A Study for Polytechnic Curriculum Development BT - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Applied Science and Technology (iCAST 2018) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 36 EP - 39 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/assehr.k.200813.009 DO - 10.2991/assehr.k.200813.009 ID - Suarta2020 ER -