International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Preparing Students for the Globalized Workforce: A Mission Statement for Taiwanese Universities
Paul C. Talley, PhD

It is uncertain whether institutions of higher learning, can effectively prepare students for the global workforce. Employers want to employ recent graduates with skills and competencies that reflect best practices, provide domain knowledge, and introduce cognitive, social, and personal skills that fit their human resource needs. Universities must devote more resources and become more intentional about developing learners’ intercultural competencies. Internationalizing campuses in Taiwan continues in recent years; yet, there remains the need for more purposeful and structured intercultural experience that will provide students with the skills and competencies employers are looking for in ever-globalized workforces. The real mission statement of universities is to make absolutely certain that students have demonstrated skills. Global workforce development has become a focus within higher education – in the classroom, internships, and shared experiences of travel

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