By 2025, there will be 119 million Indians between 18 and 22 years of age. Yet, employability of Indian graduates is low, and training young people to prepare them for a global workplace has become a priority for India.
The dominant model of education in the country, however, is didactic, often evaluated through a recall-based system of assessment. Such an approach therefore lacks the focus needed for the holistic development of an individual as a future knowledge worker.
The Global Talent Programme at Bournemouth University aims to address this issue by exposing participants from India and other parts of the world to a multitude of international contexts, and offering them the following learning outcomes:
- An understanding of key global economic, environmental and societal themes that shape the world today
- A set of global attributes to help function successfully in international work contexts
- The aptitude to identify and analyse challenges in cross-cultural and diverse workforces, and deliver innovative solutions
- The ability to create global impacts
The GTP is open to all BU students at no additional cost. It is delivered through a series core lectures and online engagement, and leads to the award of the Global Talent certificate.