Special Issue: Call for Papers


Special Issue description:

In the contemporary global economy, the employability skills are central to the Industry 4.0 induced technological disruptions due to high unemployment specifically among the educated youth. Employment oriented knowledge and skills are vital for productive employment. Employers need skills and abilities in communication, collaboration, problem solving, and critical thinking. Globally, the Industry 4.0 induced technological disruptions are posing to challenges to manufacturing, services, entrepreneurship, finance, transport, education, and labor market. New innovative business models are critical for addressing youth unemployment in both the developed and developing economies. Existing education and vocational systems fail to generate the necessary employability skills and high competitiveness. Skills’ gaps are sharp in the labor markets. Therefore, balanced employability skills are required for meeting the challenges of the Industry 4.0 for which reorienting the technical and vocational education and training is imperative through active participation of private sector, and public-private collaboration to adapt to the world of work. Against the above backdrop, the original papers are solicited on the following subthemes:


  1. Industry 4.0 induced technical disruptions and learning crisis
  2. Industry 4.0 and employability skills
  3. Industry 4.0, skills gaps and youth employment
  4. Employability skills, lifelong learning and future of labor market
  5. Technological disruption and experiences of developed and developing economies
  6. Technical education and human capital development
  7. Employability skills and career development
  8. Technological development, education system and employability skills
  9. Digital technology and massive open online courses
  10. Dual system education programs
  11. Industry-led training and apprenticeships
  12. Education-industry collaboration for effective curriculum development
  13. Universities, start-ups and an entrepreneurship ecosystem
  14. Learning agility, climate change and environmental sustainability
  15. COVID-19 pandemic and active lifelong learning
  16. COVID-19, technical disruption, and the New Normal economy
  17. Public investment in the technical and vocational education and training
  18. On-the-job training and development of the Industry 4.0 compatible employability skills
  19. Public-private collaboration in developing employability skills
  20. New models for developing the employability skills


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