Enhancing Employability by Developing Sustainability Skills - IEMA Skills Map

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'Enhancing Employability by Developing Sustainability Skills' was given as an afternoon workshop at the EAUC-Scotland Conference 2015 by Martin Baxter, Chief Policy Advisor for the Institute of Environmental Management and Assessment (IEMA).

Session Outline

IEMA research shows that only 13% of organisations are fully confident that the have the skills to compete in a sustainable economy. This workshop explored what employers are looking for from graduates in terms of sustainability knowledge and skills, and how Universities and Colleges can support this development.

Please see the attached PDF for a visual picture explaining the IEMA Skills Map which Martin used within the workshop.


EAUC-Scotland held their third conference on the 17th November 2015, sharing examples, ideas and opportunities for Colleges and Universities working to develop and promote sustainability within their institution.

The conference theme, A Shared Responsibility, highlighted that for effective change sustainability action is not only needed by estates teams, but also academic and support staff, senior management and students, and requires engagement with local and national partners and other further and higher education institutions.

Find all resources from the Conference using the tag EAUCS2015.