CAREER-READY EDUCATION

EMS | CAREER-READY EDUCATION

 

 

A graduate from EMS will demonstrate the following skills and attitudes generally desired by employers:


Career-Ready Graduate Profile Criteria:

  1. Subject Knowledge
    • Paper-based learning
  2. Subject Skills
    • Work-based learning
  3. Employability Competencies
    • Workplace Fundamentals
    • Emotional Intelligence
    • Ability to learn
    • Organised
  4. Values and Attitudes
    • Professionalism
    • Can-do attitude
    • Curiosity & innovation
    • Strategic mindset & efficiency

Match with

Employment Expectation Benchmarks:

  1. Discipline – Attendance
  2. Discipline – Punctuality
  3. Professionalism including appearance
  4. Culture, policies, and safety including student code of conduct
  5. Accountability and taking initiative
  6. Dedication and quality of work including academic integrity
  7. Communication skills
  8. Response to supervision and respectfulness
  9. Teamwork and leadership
  10. Problem-solving and critical thinking


The criteria listed have been sourced from extensive academic research conducted both here in New Zealand and overseas. The criteria identify what employers expect from their employees.


EMS | What is Career-Ready Education

WHAT SYSTEMS WE USE

WE USE THREE SYSTEMS TO DELIVER OUR PROMISE TO YOU.


1. IMPACT MODEL

The Organisational Impact Model is EMS’s fundamental
communications tool.

It illustrates why we come to work every day and demonstrates the contribution we make to each of you – our students, along with your family and surrounding communities. It reflects our mission, core values and vision for ELITE.

The Impact Model also explains the critical steps that we, as a team, go through as a part of our professional performance process.

The model allows us to evaluate our outputs, outcomes, and overall impact to reflect the effectiveness of our activities.

Every part of our Organisational Impact Model focuses on tasks, procedures and processes that we must undertake in order to achieve primary goal, which is to guide you through your future career aspirations.

Programme Impact Model

Each programme has its own impact model. It clearly identifies the learning needs and goals of the specific group enrolled in a given programme.

The Programme Impact Model is the fundamental tool of communication for us to understand:

  • the purpose of the programme of study, and,
  • how we meet student learning needs and deliver the value of our programmes.

2. CAREER-READY GRADUATE PROFILE(CRGP)

Students on all programmes will have the opportunity to accomplish our Career-Ready Graduate Profile (CRGP) Certificate.

The CRGP Certificate displays your achievements and performance in the following areas:

  1. Subject Knowledge
  2. Subject Skills
  3. Employability Competencies
  4. Values and Attitudes

The Certificate adds meaningful value to your CV. Through reviews of your progress, we map your academic performance to the following 10 tangible employment expectation benchmarks:

  1. Attendance
  2. Punctuality
  3. Professionalism
  4. Culture, policies and safety
  5. Accountability and Taking Initiative
  6. Dedication and Quality of work
  7. Communication skills
  8. Response to supervision and Respectfulness
  9. Teamwork and Leadership
  10. Problem-solving and Critical thinking

These progress reviews simulate the scenario of “Your Study is Your Full-Time Employment”. It begins right from your first day of study with us. It encourages you to think of what you want from your future and take step-by-step actions to build lasting success and stability.

The CRGP clearly identifies the skills that each of you may need to learn, focus and develop. We will support and guide you on how to learn from practice and how to apply those lessons to the real world.

3. ROADMAP TO SUCCESS

At EMS, we are committed to providing a rewarding experience for each every one of you.

We will assist you with every aspect of your study and life in New Zealand so that you can focus on reaching your future goals step-by-step. We will help you to reach your full potential.

Your “RoadMap to Success” provides you with a complete compass to help achieve your goals, action plans, milestones and the ultimate success of graduating.

Starting from your personal vision statement, throughout your time with us at EMS, we focus on effective engagement, in-time specific guidance and meaningful feedback on your progress.

This systematic approach helps to enhance your learning experience, celebrate your achievement and determine your next goals.

We use our Successful Student Profile system to measure your progress through regular reviews.

There are six stages in your “RoadMap to Success”:

  1. Pre-arrival
  2. First two weeks at EMS
  3. Learning cycle development
  4. Career-ready graduate profile development
  5. Course completion and graduation
  6. Post-graduation



EMS | How We Measure Success

HOW WE MEASURE OUR SUCCESS

WE USE TWO CRITERIA TO MEASURE OUR EFFECTIVENESS AND SUCCESS.



EMS | Career Ready Education Content Employment Outcome

1. EMPLOYMENT OUTCOME


Good employment outcomes are an important indicator of a successful education system. We are determined to deliver programmes that are of high value to you as a student. We also ensure our programmes meet industry needs. We are committed to conquer barriers and help you gain significant values by completing your qualifications, securing employment in the industry related to your study and moving further into supervisory or managerial positions.

Our work-based learning experience will prepare you well for future employment, as you have the knowledge and skills that are in line with current best practice. By going through the process of work-based learning – part-time job – full-time employment after graduation – employer work visa sponsorship (eligible for Skilled Migrants scheme), you will maximise employment opportunities in New Zealand or elsewhere.



EMS | Career Ready Education Content Academic Pathway

2. ACADEMIC PATHWAY AND A REWARDING EXPERIENCE



Rewarding experience is another measure we use to evaluate how we serve you as a student. This is determined by the following steps:

In your first week, we will conduct an orientation interview:

  1. Describe yourself as a person in 3 words
  2. What is your success or ideal career after graduation?
  3. List 3 areas where we can help you the most

In your last week of graduation, we will conduct an exit interview with the following three areas of focus:

  1. Describe your experience at ELITE in 3 words
  2. How much have you achieved your goal? (100%, 75%, 50% and 25%)
  3. How would you rate your overall experience at ELITE? (Extremely rewarding, Very rewarding, Rewarding, Not rewarding and disappointing)

To compare these two interviews for each student, we collect data and information to help us self-assess how successfully we have delivered our promise to you. This ensures you had a rewarding experience at ELITE, along with opportunities for continuing improvement. Your open and honest feedback are encouraged and valued.

We collect more specific data through our surveys about:

  • Teaching quality
  • Student engagement
  • Learning resources
  • Student support
  • Skills development