A Commentary on the Parental Role in Developing Employability Skills

Rita Kaul


With ever-increasing educated yet unemployed populations across borders has alarmed the entire education system globally. The present state of lack of employability skills across higher education systems in countries worldwide can very well be attributed as the reason for this. The education systems, governments, schools, colleges, and universities are introspecting what could bring it to inculcate the employability skills in the graduates expecting to get employment. These are the institutional enablers for working on building the infrastructure to developing employability skills in their jurisdictions but one such primary though the informal institution is the family. In the family, the parents have equal parts to play for this at the same time. This article reviews the role of parents in the development of employability skills in their children.


Employability skills, skills, higher education, parenting, learning

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