University students' perception of employability and workability skills for the workplace in the digital era


competencies, employability, workability, digital transformation, green transformation, work environment Poland


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Berniak-Woźny, J., Plebańska, M. and Wójcik-Jurkiewicz, M. (2023) “University students’ perception of employability and workability skills for the workplace in the digital era”, Scientific Journal of Bielsko-Biala School of Finance and Law. Bielsko-Biała, PL, 27(4), pp. 39–45. doi: 10.19192/wsfip.sj4.2023.5.


The digital transformation is profoundly altering the contemporary workplace and work culture, demanding a reassessment of employability and workability skills among university students and graduates. As digital innovations, including artificial intelligence, machine learning, big data and data analytics, cloud computing, conversational systems, robotics, and virtual and augmented reality, revolutionize work processes, redefine job roles, and reshape workplaces, the traditional skill sets required for success may no longer suffice. This study explores the perspectives of university students on the significance of competencies developed during studies in the context of future-oriented employability and workability competencies. A questionnaire survey was conducted among 755 students from various faculties, study modes, and diverse employment types, revealing a gap between students' understanding and their actual possession of competencies. Based on these findings, recommendations are provided to enhance competency development among university students, ensuring their preparedness for the evolving workplace landscape.


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