Exploring The Practices in Educational Service and Unemployment in The United Arab Emirates
Keywords:Educational service, Practices, Unemployment, UAE, Mismatched
This article explores the practices in educational service and unemployment in the United Arab Emirates. The Unemployment Rate among graduates in the United Arab Emirates is expected to reach 3.00 percent by the end of 2021, according to Trading Economics global macro models and analysts’ expectations. The researcher used the descriptive cross sectional research design. The study utilized the sample size of 8 people obtained through purposive sampling. The study utilized 8 respondents that included the Chief Strategy and Excellence officer, Head of Institutional Research, industry person, Associate professor, senior administrator/ senior trainer, and internal Audit, and HR manager. The following themes are covered under practices of educational service; learning that involves a real-life environment, collaboration, and coordination in the educational ministry. The findings suggested that there is general a lack of or inadequate practicum, internship, and work placement in some educational programs, which is another challenge that results in a mismatch between graduates' knowledge and skills produced by education institutions and the need by the service industry. In terms of collaboration the Ministry of Human Resources focuses more on employment regulation rather than employability. Industry is not engaged in graduate employability issues. Higher educational institutions have failed to coordinate with employers in order to help graduates get relevant jobs and reduce the rate of an employment in UAE. The governments of UAE should make sure that learners are exposed to theory and practice, improve on coordination and collaboration between ministry of education and industry. The governments of UAE should increase funding for the education system and SCM in order to help educators impart knowledge and skills to learners to reduce the rate of unemployment among the graduates.
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