The marketability of UKM chemistry students from industrial training perspective

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Abstract

Industrial training is a compulsory subject that has to be taken by all chemistry students in the School of Chemical Sciences and Food Technology, Faculty of Science & Technology, Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia. The objective of the study is to identify the marketability of UKM Chemistry students from three different programmes based on the perception of industrial training supervisors. One hundred and eighty industrial supervisors evaluated the students at the end of the training by means of a set of questions that covered attitude, managerial skills and technical skills. SPSS and the Rasch model were used to analyse the data from two consecutive years. Overall, all the students from three different programmes did well and met the evaluation criteria in both years. However, innovation and problem-solving skills need to be improved. Therefore, subjects to improve soft skills should be introduced into the curriculum.

LanguageEnglish
Pages907-919
Number of pages13
JournalPertanika Journal of Social Sciences and Humanities
Volume25
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1 Jun 2017

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Keywords

  • Chemistry students
  • Industrial training
  • Marketability
  • UKM

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  • Arts and Humanities(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Economics, Econometrics and Finance(all)

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