A study on employability skills among college students in Coimbatore district, Tamil Nadu

G. Gowsalya -, R. Preetha -

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Purpose: India has a lot of workforce resources. The present-day youth is qualified enough to make use of wide scope of opportunities open before them. However, they need to shape themselves to get into such jobs by acquiring soft skills. This paper is an attempt to emphasize the necessity of employability skills. It also highlights the objectives of soft skills and various teaching methodologies to be applied. Methodology: The population used for this study was college students in Coimbatore district. Accordingly, a total sample size of 100 college students was used for analysis. Despite their year of course difference, the population can be considered as homogenous in one aspect. This study was solely based on the primary data obtained from the respondents through semi-structured questionnaire that constitutes questions about basic personal information, communication, listing, learning, basic literacy and numeracy, teamwork skill, problem-solving, creativity, computer skill, leadership skill, organization thinking skill, work ethics, management skill, and self-management skill, the factor analysis is performed to group these statements on priority basis. The respondents filled the questionnaires by themselves due to ease of understanding and familiarity with filling questionnaires in their bureaus. The survey for this study was conducted from January to March 2021 at Coimbatore district. Findings: The multiple regression analysis results revealed that independent factors such as listening skills, learning skills, logical skills, time management skills, creativity, computer skills, organizing thinking skills, teamwork skills, problem-solving skills, work ethics, leadership skills, management skills, and self-management skills are all positively influenced by employability skills. Implications: The study implies that the college should organize ongoing training and workshop programs to familiarize students with the current needs and market expectations of various industries. Originality: In previous research was carried out in employability skills, very limited research has been carried out in the area of this study.

Keywords


Cronbach alpha, Employability skill, Graduate employee ranking multiple regression analysis, Indian skill report 2020

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