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Improving Employability Skills Through a Web-Based Work Integrated Learning Database for Construction Students

Afolabi, A.O. and Afolabi, I. T. and Eshofonie, E. E. and Akinbo, Faith (2019) Improving Employability Skills Through a Web-Based Work Integrated Learning Database for Construction Students. In: International Conference on Computational Science and Its Applications, 2019, Online.

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Employability and Unemployment continues to be dire issues that Nigerian youth are faced with daily in a saturated employment market. Whereas, the use of workintegrated learning can help bridge the gap by increasing employability skills among students. The study examined the benefits of having a work-integrated learning (WIL) program for students in the construction field. Therefore, the study developed a framework for improving employability skills through a web-based work integrated learning database for construction students. Using a system block diagram, use case diagram and activity diagram, the study illustrated the functional requirement needed for the development of the WIL platform. The WIL platform is a web-based system pooling submission of available WIL positions from employers in construction businesses and former WIL students in order for prospective WIL students to access possible openings where they can learn in a workplace environment. The methodology of this research includes using the combination of HTML, CSS and the C-Sharp programming language for the interface design and server side scripting while MySQL was the database platform used for storing and retrieving the data used for the application. In conclusion, the study designed a WIL platform for construction students. The use of the WIL platform is intended to encourage employability of construction students by ensuring that they are adequately engaged in a work place training.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Construction students Employability Work-integrated learning
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
T Technology > TH Building construction
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering, Science and Mathematics > School of Civil Engineering and the Environment
Depositing User: Mrs Patricia Nwokealisi
Date Deposited: 24 Mar 2020 08:58
Last Modified: 24 Mar 2020 08:58

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