Constructing employability indicators for enhancing the effectiveness of engineering education for the solar industry

Chin Guo Kuo, Chi Cheng Chang, Chun Cheng Huang

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Abstract

The aim of this research is to establish a set of employability indicators that capture the competency requirements and performance expectations that solar energy enterprises have of their employees. In the qualitative component of the study, 12 administrators and 32 engineers in the industry were interviewed, and meetings with focus groups were conducted to formulate a questionnaire for a survey of Taiwanese solar energy companies for the confirmation and prioritisation of the employability indicators. On the basis of the results of the quantitative component, an interpretational model relating competence, job performance, working attitude, and employability for solar corporation recruitment and training purposes as well as for school curricular development was developed. The interpretation model formulated effectively interprets the relationship between solar enterprises' expectations and students' employability. The research contributes a framework for the selection and cultivation of talent, as well as providing a basis for fundamental development of the solar engineering curriculum.

Original languageEnglish
Article number491353
JournalInternational Journal of Photoenergy
Volume2014
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

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  • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
  • Renewable Energy, Sustainability and the Environment
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Constructing employability indicators for enhancing the effectiveness of engineering education for the solar industry. / Kuo, Chin Guo; Chang, Chi Cheng; Huang, Chun Cheng.

In: International Journal of Photoenergy, Vol. 2014, 491353, 2014.

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