Improving the employability of university students through online training in transversal skills




Virginia Arranz Monje


The promotion and development of transversal skills in college students is essential to improve their employability. The concept of professional qualifications has evolved and companies need professionals who are able to innovate, to manage change and to function effectively in a highly competitive, dynamic and uncertain environment. In this talk the methodology and tools that can cope with this need are presented, trying to cover the gap between universities and industry regarding skills by eLearning. As a success case, the Skills Development Program at UAM, through which over 8,000 students were formed since 2005, will be briefly described.



Seminario eMadrid "Competencias transversales a través de eLearning". Mejora de la empleabilidad de universitarios mediante la from eMadrid net on Vimeo.

Author's bio

Virginia Arranz Monje

Virginia Arranz es Líder técnico en el área de Talent Analytics del Instituto de Ingeniería del Conocimiento (IIC). Es licenciada en Psicología por la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid (UAM), máster en Tecnologías y Métodos de Formación en Red (USAL) y máster Profesional en Coaching Personal, Ejecutivo y Empresarial (INESEM). La actividad profesional e investigadora de Virginia Arranz ha estado orientada al estudio y desarrollo de competencias transversales mediante nuevas tecnologías. Ha liderado numerosos proyectos de desarrollo de talento y coaching, y es la responsable del Programa de Desarrollo de Competencias profesionales para universitarios de la UAM.

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