Internship program: a bridge to close the gap between theory and practice / Marziah Mokhtar and Fauziana Fauzi @ Mat Rawi

Mokhtar, Marziah and Fauzi @ Mat Rawi, Fauziana (2019) Internship program: a bridge to close the gap between theory and practice / Marziah Mokhtar and Fauziana Fauzi @ Mat Rawi. Advances in Business Research International Journal (ABRIJ), 5 (2(S)). pp. 102-111. ISSN 2462-1838

Abstract

Higher Learning Institutions today are increasingly required to produce highly mobile graduates able to respond to the ever changing needs of the contemporary workplace. Through industrial training, interns will be exposed to ethical values and good working practices as well as to help them understand the safety practices and regulations inside the industry and to instill the spirit of teamwork and good relationship between interns and employees. The motivation for the current research study is to examine the implementation of industrial training conducted by Faculty of Business and Management of Universiti Teknologi MARA and industrial perception on Business Students during their practical period. This research is also prompted by the concern in the increasing number of unemployed among fresh graduates. Feedback from industries would give a better picture of what is required of students since employers are increasingly looking beyond a graduate's academic knowledge. Results show that interns are flexible towards task assigned, committed and resourceful towards work. However, their level of problem solving and analytical skills were low and they also lacked communication skills. It is anticipated that this exploratory study will enable the academia to bridge the gap between theory and practice thus improving the curricula towards developing successful professional business graduates.

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Item Type: Article
Creators:
CreatorsID Num. / Email
Mokhtar, Marziahmarzi742@uitm.edu.my
Fauzi @ Mat Rawi, Fauzianafauziana@uitm.edu.my
Subjects: L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Curriculum
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Shah Alam > Faculty of Business and Management
Journal or Publication Title: Advances in Business Research International Journal (ABRIJ)
Journal: UiTM Journal > Advances in Business Research International Journal (ABRIJ)
ISSN: 2462-1838
Volume: 5
Number: 2(S)
Page Range: pp. 102-111
Official URL: https://abrij.uitm.edu.my
Item ID: 29749
Uncontrolled Keywords: Industrial training, Graduates unemployment, Soft skills, Cognitive development, Altitudinal values, Skills development
URI: http://ir.uitm.edu.my/id/eprint/29749

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