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The Employability Platform
Viorel Proteasa, PhD – Lecturer in Political Science, Center for Public Policy, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Costin Bleotu, MA – Researcher, Center for Public Policy, West University of Timisoara, Romania
Silvia Fierăscu, PhD – Research Fellow, Center for Network Science, Central European University, Hungary
The Employability Platform (demo version) is a proof of concept for an innovative data collection, analysis, and visualization digital platform about university graduates and their trajectory on the labor market. The prototype developed at West University of Timisoara, Romania, uses data collected by the university on their students and graduates, their high school history and their past and current employment details to generate insights into the educational offers of the university’s diverse study programs and the employability outcomes they generate.
The statistics calculated on the standardized and cleaned data offer simple yet powerful visual reports that inform program and unit managers about the correspondence between their program’s design and its outcomes for their potential students and actual graduates. In an interactive environment, the platform displays statistical and visual insights into 12 faculties, three educational levels (BA, MA, PhD), 269 university programs, over 11 years (2007-2017):
- Labor Market Insertion - the employability status of graduates;
- Occupational Dispersion – the distance between the graduated specializations and the actual employment specializations;
- Income Distribution – income category for employed graduates;
- Economic Sector – economic sectors of the employers where graduates have full-time or part-time employment;
- Employer Size – size of the employer organizations;
- Geographical Fluxes – the university’s power of retention within the county versus power of sending employees to other counties in Romania.
Funding: The authors acknowledge that research and development of the platform were funded by the Romanian Ministry of Education and Scientific Research, through the project CNFIS-FDI-2017-0241 - “Integrated measurement program for correlating West University of Timisoara’s educational offers with labor market demands.”
Below you can see some demo images of the platform. To interact with the platform with a real demo, click on one of the images and use username: demo and password: d@t@st0r13s.