The gap between graduates' knowledge and industrial needs must be addressed by industry players and educational institutions so that graduates can meet the needs of all industries, says a prominent corporate figure.This is indeed very true nowadays. What the students learn in the university are usually too general. When the graduates start to work, they usually experience a difficult time overcoming the stiff learning curve due to lack of domain knowledge of the specific industry. Time for revamp of degree curriculum to include current industry needs and knowledge.
SapuraKenchana Petroleum executive vice-chairman Datuk Mokhzani Mahathir said many well known universities produced graduates but most did not have what was needed to excel in their careers. [...]
"There is high demand for engineers in the oil and gas industry but not many graduates are willing to get their hands dirty but instead prefer office work."