Otago Polytechnic

We are very pleased to announce that our Learner Capability research project has been awarded funding from Ako Aotearoa for 2019/20.

This grant will enable us to build on the work already undertaken in 2018, when 50 staff members  interviewed more than 160 employers and stakeholders in a range of professions and industries. We have summarised the interviews to pinpoint employers’ prioritisation of the learner capabilities that graduates need to enhance their employability. The interviews are also currently being transcribed and analysed for further, rich information about how we can improve our curriculae.

Phase 2 this year will involve gathering information from our alumni about their experiences as graduates in the workplace and Phase 3 this year will focus on workplace observations to determine how capabilties play out in real world scenarios. This phase will tell us more about which capabilities will enhance the employability of graduates. Further phases are planned for 2020.

The object is to deliver and implement a learner capability framework that enables learners to develop and evidence transferable capabilities that will set them up for success in employment.


Published on 13 Mar 2019

Orderdate: 13 Mar 2019
Expiry: 31 Dec 2020