Why are graduates not getting jobs? A development guru explains

Graduate unemployment is a reality in South Africa.

There are a range of factors that result in graduates being at home and without jobs, an expert explains.

Development guru Lillian Phiri-Bususu says there is a disconnect between tertiary institutions, graduates and corporate companies.

Phiri-Bususu advises that there are also not enough jobs in the market in relation to the number of graduates.

She adds that the available jobs are for quality and specialised knowledge and skills, while many universities continue teaching outdated curricula.

According to Phiri-Bususu, industry and tertiary institutions must collaborate to ensure that their degrees and diplomas remain relevant and robust in a competitive landscape.

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Looking at the tough economic conditions we are living in, there are so many graduates that are out there, yet there are not many jobs created.

Lillian Phiri-Bususu, National Graduate Development Manager at AdvTech group

There's a mismatch between what employers are looking for and the graduates coming out of our institutions.

Lillian Phiri-Bususu, National Graduate Development Manager at AdvTech group

There is also a high demand of high quality.

Lillian Phiri-Bususu, National Graduate Development Manager at AdvTech group

Most internship programmes are not really benefiting young people, because they are not structured. They don't have retention strategies for these young people.

Lillian Phiri-Bususu, National Graduate Development Manager at AdvTech group

Take a listen to her explore the factors in graduate unemployment and callers share their stories:


This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Why are graduates not getting jobs? A development guru explains


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