Large or small, doctorate or diploma, the AppliedHE™ JOB-Ready Rating evaluates the quality of an institution’s programs based on the views from the people who know: students, alumni, employers and faculty. In addition to quality, the surveys also crowd-sources ways to improve the institution and to understand the motivations and concerns of stakeholders.
Unique to the AppliedHE™ JOB-Ready Rating, the evaluations are carried out by Employment Clusters, a new and innovative way of looking at higher education that places employment success at the heart of the education journey.
22 Employment Clusters cover all sectors of the economy, including ‘Healthcare’, ‘Electrical & Precision Industries’, ‘Legal Services’, etc. and allow every program, large or small, to be rated and branded. The rating specifically addresses programs’ readiness for Industry 4.0.
Because it is based on surveys, the AppliedHE™ JOB-Ready Rating is easy to implement: institutions just need to make sure their stakeholders respond and provide some basic data. Ratings are valid for 3 years and are highly effective as a branding and quality improvement tool to excel in the rankings.
AppliedHE JOB-Ready Rating Criteria
- Outcomes – how successful is an institution in preparing students for the job market or entrepreneurship
- Delivery – what is the quality of the teaching & learning process, including industry experience and faculty capacity?
- Institution – is the institutional capacity there –
especially in terms of people and culture – to deliver