Case Study 4: Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility: Creating Value in Business and Education
During their learning journey, individuals acquire competences that ought to be relevant for their career endeavours. The provision of quality education and its assurance is the responsibility of national governments. Very often, policy makers are expected to respond to challenging issues such as skill shortages and mismatches where candidates lack certain competencies although they could have attended compulsory education (Allen & De Weert, 2007). Yet, business and industry also offer training to human resources that supplements formal education (McKenzie & Woodruff, 2013). Arguably, the employees’ knowledge and skills may be too deep to bridge through corporate training sessions. The constraints on their growth may be halted by the broad impact of inadequate education and training in some industries or regions. On the other hand, corporations can easily shift their operations where it is viable for them to tap qualified employees.
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