Training expectations by University of Zululand

The first training of the SUCSESS project will start 15 February and we can't wait! For the next couple of weeks we will present the expectations of the participants of the trainings. First the greetings from the University of Zululand:

"Greetings! I’m Gugulethu Nkosi, a team member of the University of Zululand (Unizulu), which is one of the six partner universities implementing Erasmus+ SUCSESS international project funded by the European Union. This project is aimed at addressing issues that relate to graduate employability through the use of innovative pedagogical approaches such as experiential learning, project-based learning and inquiry learning.

The project is progressing well even though the world is engulfed by the deadly Covid-19 pandemic. On the first week of February 2021, we will start with the training phase of the project. The Unizulu team, made up of 13 train-a-trainer members is excited and looking forward to the series of virtual training sessions. Through the training sessions we hope to:

  • share ideas and tools on how  to improve employability of graduates;
  • create new platforms and solutions for academia-industry relations in student education and training;
  • share work integrated learning experiences;
  • engage on how to strengthen cooperation with the business sector;
  • share tried and tested teaching and learning pedagogical approaches;
  • share learning methods to support the employability of graduates;
  • discuss new technologies and trends required to link universities and business industries.

The training sessions are expected to present a platform for teams to engage with the aim of learning from each other and grow in order to prepare and produce graduates that are industry ready. We expect that the outcome will assist academics, especially South African academics in producing innovative students that can come up with entrepreneurial solutions in the industry which will assist in solving the high unemployment rate prevalent in South Africa."