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EMPLOYERS’ EVALUATION ON STUDENTS’ PERFORMANCE IN INDUSTRIAL TRAINING: A CASE OF FACULTY OF BUSINESS (FOB) STUDENTS FROM UNIVERSITI SELANGOR
Reeny Karlina Abdul Rauf, Mohamad Hafiz Rosli, Erni Tanius, Sharifah Hilmi Syed Abdullah

Last modified: 2016-12-31

Abstract


This research paper reports the employers’ evaluation on UNISEL’s Faculty of Business (FOB) students’ performance during Industrial Training. Data was taken from FOB students of 4 bachelor degree programs who attended industrial training for 2 semesters in 2015. Employers from their respective work place were asked to rate the performance of students under the category of interpersonal skills, soft skills and knowledge and technical skills. They were also being evaluated on whether there will be any employment opportunities exist in the workplace for the students to embark their career. The main objective of this research is to focus on the factors influencing FOB’s students’ performances during industrial training. Apart from assessing the factors influencing the students’ performances, the study also recognizes whether the respondents’ background is a contributing factor to the students’ performance during industrial training. The research also identifies the level of performance for the students during their training as well as looking into whether it correlates with the students’ employment opportunities. This research may also be used as a platform to close any gaps that exists in the faculty’s course learning outcomes as the employers’ requirement on industrial training students are able to be perceived. This will enable the management to use the information obtained to improve on the current standards of teaching which will eventually and hopefully lead to students’ employability in the job arena.

Keywords


employers’ evaluation, students’ performance, industrial training, FOB, UNISEL

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