A competent graduate is innovative and successful at getting and retaining a job in today’s workplace. Agribusiness industries and organizations are demanding competent graduates mostly youth whose years of experience are close to none and their perfection at industrial production and work floor to some were a mere two-month internship. Universities and other tertiary institutions prepare their students for three to four years by working closely with lecturers and employers. Fruitful collaborations are the only ways how to train competent graduates. Universities can longer work as towers of knowledge offering theoretical lectures away from industries. Competence Based Education (CBE) has gained traction in universities and is the future of education. A review of job descriptions reveals that relevant training programs need to have skills, knowledge, and strategies for attitude change embedded in curricula designed toward delivering a competent graduate.
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