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This website is intended to introduce students to the concept of EMPLOYABILITY. Here you will find useful information on how to enhance your employability skills in order to be competitive on the labor market.

Employability refers to a person's capability of gaining initial employment, maintaining employment, and obtaining new employment if required (Hillage and Pollard, 1998). In simple terms, employability is about being capable of getting and keeping fulfilling work. More comprehensively, employability is the capability to move self-sufficiently within the labour market to realise potential through sustainable employment. For individuals, employability depends on the knowledge, skills and abilities they possess, the way they use those assets and present them to employers, and the context (e.g. personal circumstances and labour market environment) within which they seek work (Hind and Moss, 2011).

We have developed an interactive Employability Skills Map which will help you identify the relations between different employability skills. You will be able to test your soft skills through a number of tests.

 

PROJECT INFORMATION

Bridging Universities And Businesses For Enhancing Employability Skills For Students”  is a joint project of American University in Bulgaria and Goce Delcev University, Shtip financed by the European Union new "European Territorial Cooperation" objective through the IPA Fund and co-financed by Bulgaria and the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia through contributions from state budgets.

The project contributes to the sustainable economic development of the border region, bridging activities between universities and the business. It facilitates innovative business practices in the border region and establishes joint university-business hubs for research and cooperation, thus contributing to the development of the knowledge triangle in the target region. The project also supports the social cohesion of the region, addressing the employability skills of students, who are the most dynamic part of the human capital. The aim is to support the raising of adaptability of the labour force by enhancing the employability skills of the students and graduates, to strengthen the cross-border knowledge networks in exploiting the opportunities of the border region. Through piloting some innovative methods of crossborder cooperation the project will contribute to the sustainable development, competitiveness and human capital development in the border region.