Developing Graduate Employability Indicators for the Chinese Information Technology Industry

Li-xin MA, Ben-qing DONG


This paper studies the employability requirements from the IT industry’s perspective. As the Chinese IT industry experiencing the development bloom, the Chinese IT graduates are also facing the higher standard of their comprehensive competency by the Chinese IT company employers. Based on a previously published IT employability indicator model, this research has conducted an industry-wide survey to further verify the validity of individual indicators. The research result shows that the proposed IT employability indicators can meet the industry requirements, but there is still room for improvement. The research findings can contribute to the university IT program development or serve as a benchmark tool across institutes.


Employability, IT


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