In most European countries, employability is a key educational concept that has found its way into the Higher Education discourse in the last few years. Probably the question now is not so much whether this is an important concept but rather how skill-based university training should translate into a smooth transition to work by graduates.
This paper presents a comparative analysis of employability policies in the UK and Spain in the field of languages, translation and interpreting training. Furthermore, a series of employability strategies are presented and analysed in order to assess their effectiveness.
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As a conclusion, a number of different initiatives and proposals to improve employability among language, translation and interpreting graduates are presented. She teaches translation, interpreting, written composition and civilization classes in French. She also occasionally works as free-lance interpreter French-English and has been involved as consultant on training courses for the police services, focusing on the role of the interpreters in the public service.
Her research interests lie in employability, the means to develop valuable transferable skills through interpreting classes, the use of ICT for translation and interpreting training and public service interpreting. She has contributed to various conferences on flexible learning and recently presented a paper at an LLAS conference on entrepreneurship and employer engagement in London. Employability aims at giving people access to the skills they need to gain and retain a fulfilling job or transfer to a new, better, job Hillage and Pollard, Employability has been placed at the heart of Education and Employment strategies.
The concept shapes the social role and position of universities in a globalised, frantic world. Higher Education, in the eyes of the European approach, presents a three-fold challenge: Substituting the idea of employment by that of employability employment brings a shift towards adaptability and individual empowerment. There is a need for switching from employment passive security to employability active protection Gazier, Technological innovation, globalisation, restructuring, delocalisation, recession and adjustments, etc.
The situation is even more dramatic for young Spanish workers where unemployment figures doubled. In the current economic climate, the question of employability is crucial and needs to be addressed by universities. Prospective students now want to know whether the course they are considering is likely to lead to a graduate job.
However, employability is not only about responding to short-term market needs quantitative perspective , but rather about generating competent, active social agents that are able to react to any given context qualitative view. As early as , John Dewey, a progressive American educationalist, explained that there are different ways to educate from a skill-based perspective, an approach that is clearly linked to employability models: Education may be conceived either retrospectively or prospectively.
That is to say, it may be treated as a process of accommodating the future to the past, or as a utilization of the past for a resource in a developing future. In lay terms, we are confronted here with three approaches which can shape the student experience in three ways. The three models are not necessarily mutually exclusive. A combination of these paradigms translates into a long-term efficient approach to employability in Higher Education which benefits society and the individual equally. Archer and Davison, UK Aside from generic employability we also need to recognise that employers are increasingly going global, and hence need graduates who have experience of different countries and cultures and so can deal with overseas customers and clients.
UK top three most important skills and qualities: Spain among the top ten most demanded skills are: What do employers look for in graduates? In both cases, Spain and the UK, communication and intercultural skills play an essential role. However, the importance of English as a lingua franca generates two different situations: It takes many years of effort to acquire a foreign language and become sufficiently fluent to use it for work purposes, which is why language students have an edge on other graduates when it comes to recruitment. But knowing a foreign language is not quite enough: These can be generally fostered by language studies.
How can universities prepare future graduates? This issue, as the comparative approach of this paper suggests, goes beyond the national level. Most European countries are faced with similar challenges. The matter has been the focus of a study conducted under the aegis of the Directorate General for Education and Culture of the European Commission in , and the findings of this study led to a series of recommendations for universities.
According to this report, higher education institutions should: But despite the existence of such schemes, in the United Kingdom, the number of students using Erasmus mobility grants decreased between and Language students now almost systematically have to spend time studying abroad as part of the course requirements, and it is one of the subject areas in which the flow of Erasmus students remained stable between and , at around 2, 5. These figures also show that, despite the growing need for competent linguists, even among language students, we do not see any notable increase in the number of students spending time studying abroad as part of their course and through EU mobility grants.
Worryingly, these figures also reflect a subsequent drop in the number of students from non-language courses who have spent time abroad thanks to an Erasmus mobility programme.
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There are less and less opportunities and demand in British universities for combined or interdisciplinary studies degrees combining languages with another pathway. This means that fewer graduates with a scientific or technical background are also able to communicate in French, Spanish or any other language. This lack of language skills does, in effect, reduce the career options open to these graduates.
In their own country they will be competing with other EU graduates, who will be equally qualified in their specialist field, but will bring language skills i. English and their own languages and an intercultural perspective to the job. On a European scale, this lack of language skills means that UK graduates will not have access to jobs in other countries. They will also be de-facto disqualified from the recruitment for linguist posts within European Union institutions, at a time when there is a real need for English native speakers with expert knowledge of a given field, and a good command of another EU language.
As stated before, the Spanish case is different, as language-related and applied languages courses are in high demand, especially Translation and Interpreting courses. However, courses are only available in the three main European languages French, English, and German in most cases and curriculum design has failed to diversify into better adapted courses and more combined, interdisciplinary studies. How bridges can be built The impetus, however, should not rest solely on higher education institutions. Universities are not meant to deliver a purely and solely vocational training; similarly, they can no longer focus solely on knowledge transfer.
University qualifications develop skills sought by Industry, but students often show a lack of awareness. For everything you need to know about salt-brine preservation go to: Cultures for Health , information is in English. A great time was had by all, listening to live music and eating the palette cake, a rainbow of colors! This show is the largest juried craft show west of the Rockies — a must-attend for craft lovers!
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Thank you for your support! Click here to see more of Maria's paintings. Thanks to Jack Leissring for sending them. It was the first time in the 87 years of SRS had an audience of 5, attendees! Click here to see photos by Craig Davis and Ani Weaver. Sonoma County Fair ! Carnival, exhibits, contest, fair food, Flower Show, Greentivities, horse racing in the Wine Country. Click here to see photos by Craig Davis. The Jewish Free Clinic has a new home! Drawing on Jewish traditions of Tzedakah charity and Tikkun Olam repairing the world , we offer free medical care for anyone in need, without regard to ethnicity, race or religion.
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They read and reflected on an article they chose from this newspaper. La Voz only highlights the positive issues and people in the bilingual community and also presents both sides on controversial issues. Ani and I were amazed by the response students brought. Our next step is for them to have an article written to be published about their own community work. I love my job experiences with awesome students that promise so much! Click here to see more photos by Ani Weaver. Great music, dance and terriffic food. Click here to see a few photos of the event. Two great events this week: Click here to see the photos of the very enthusiastic, articulate, focused and committed young people of our community who attended these two mixers.
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The pianist is Baker Peeples. Owen can be reached at The pursuit of the High School Equivalency Certificate attracts people from all parts of Latin Amer ica who have immigrated to Sonoma County as well as local folks. Some have college degrees from their home countries but wish to be competent in American core subjects or wish to fill in the gaps in their higher education creden-tials.
Others are parents who wish to set an example to their children. Click here to see the photos of the graduates by Michael Amsler. Please add comments if you know these great folks, especially their names! HEP, High School Equivalency Program , is one of fifty federally funded education programs nationwide designed to assist seasonal agricultural farmworkers and their family members in obtaining high school diplomas GED.
HEP also helps students prepare to move on to higher levels of education or training and into more stable and better paid jobs. Click here to see the photos of the ceremony and the speaker by Michael Amsler. Click here to see the photos by Michael Amsler. So many proud family members and friends.
The young ones are next! Person of the Month for January Mary Biggs and Redwood Empire Industries. Click here for the heart-warming photos of Mary Biggs working with her intellectually challenged clients by Owen Scott Shirwo, La Voz Bilingual Newspaper staff photographer.
La Voz was given some sad news recently, former publisher, Timothy D. Santa Rosa Printing passed away. He has taught us a lot in the printing industry and touched a lot of people with his charm and charisma, as well as being the idea man behind La Voz Bilingual Newspaper. Rest in Peace, Tim. Click here to read Tim's memorium in the December, issue of La Voz. Keynote speaker was Raquel F. What an exciting night!
Pictured above are Herman J. Celebrate Mexican Iindependence Day with food, dance, entertainment and activities for the whole famil. A service dog is the key to independence for many disabled people. Beyond opening doors and flicking light switches, dogs offer companionship and emotional support. Since the service dog concept was founded by Bonita Bergin in , the use of service dogs has spread around the United States and the world. After visiting Cuba in , Bergin University of Canine Studies master student Davis Hawn, at left was inspired to bring service dogs to the people of Cuba.
With the help of Beatriz de la Osa, right a Bergin student from Cuba, the creation of the first Cuban Assistance Dog training facility is underway. He joined the Native Americans and African-Americans in a quest for justice and helped found the California Human Development Corporation CHD , a beacon of hope for the poorest of the poor; the immigrant artists of this beautiful landscape we call the North Bay. We sat down with him to get a glimpse of the man behind the legend.
Click here to see more photos and to read the article on Aurelio Hurtado. Lunch is available for all children ages 18 and under, Monday—Friday during lunchtime hours specified per site. Some sites offer breakfast as well. Click here to read more about the summer lunch program and to find locations. Click here to see more photos on our gallery. I was honored to be a panelist. Please click here to see great photos of the students, teachers and panelists. Having the confidence to do so will serve them well as young college students and up-and-coming young professionals.
Each panel consisted of community members and teachers. Students gave oral presentations to groups of panelists in small classroom settings. Vamos a Nadar Let's Go Swimming returns for its 10th year! This free bilingual program includes swim classes in the pool for children, water safety lectures for parents, and demonstration of lifesaving techniques.
Upon completion of the class, children will receive coupons for a two-week course of swim lessons. Click here to see the schedule and learn more about the program. On May 31, , our nation celebrates the 40th anniversary of a historic event; the birth of its first public bilingual radio station, our very own gem, KBBF The radio station started out as the dream of a few idealists, among them a farm worker, a lawyer, a housewife, a professor and a college student who recognized the need for social change and advocacy in the Latino community.
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Click here to see Maria's paintings on the La Voz Flickr site. See her website www. We saw her succeed at Pratt and enjoyed her summer exhibits here at home. Click here to read her story and Artist's Statement. On April 17, , the Exploratorium opened at Pier 15 at the heart of the revitalized San Francisco waterfront radically improving access to visitors from all over the world and dramatically enhancing the size and scope of the museum.
With three times more space overall than its previous home, the new Exploratorium will engage the curiosity and creativity of visitors of any age as they explore brand-new exhibits amongst more than that will be on view. For the first time, the Exploratorium expands its investigations into the bay, city, and outdoor landscape. Click here to see photos on the La Voz Flickr site. You'll want to go! Click here to read abaout the SF Exploratorium Opening. Click here to read about science conference for girls in Spanish. Girls Expanding Their Horizons! They both have Down Syndrome and make use of the various services and resources for the developmentally disabled in our community.
There are sports teams, art programs, transitioning services, vacations, transportation, employment services and much more. Contact North Bay Regional Center for more information regarding resources. Click here to read story of Living with Disabilities and Thriving: Nenita Tapia and Paco Robles. Also available as a PDF, click here. To kick off the move the museum decided to take their show on the road. Click here for more photos by Craig Davis. Click here to read story by Craig Davis, On the Move: Click here for Cecilia's story from the November issue of La Voz. Thinking of a career as an Opera singer?
Classes begin May 17, Click here to read Emely's story. A recent study showed that youth engaged with 4H are: Nearly two times more likely to get better grades in school;Nearly two times more likely to plan to go to college; 41 percent less likely to engage in risky behaviors; and 25 percent more likely to positively contribute to their families and communities.
Please call Joining 4-H is a three step process for adults wishing to volunteer. You must complete enrollment paperwork, attend an orientation, and complete a Livescan. If you would like information mailed to you, send an email to Bonnie. Please include your name, address, and telephone number. Click here to read more about 4H in the February issue of La Voz. For Ruth Gonzalez' photos of the Olivares family, click here.
Click here to read Alexis' story in LOW resolution smaller file. Alexis Vargas Needs Our Help! Alexis Vargas and her cousin Cristina Garcia were involved in a tragic accident over the holidays. Cristina lost her mother and is undergoing operations in a Texas hospital. Alexis is stranded in a Mexican hospital with serious injuries and mounting medical bills. Our community is trying to raise funds to help Alexis pay her bills in Mexico and get back home.
She is enrolled in the University Program and aspires to be a television broadcaster. Please check back for upcoming fundraisers. Click here for her story in HIGH resolution. Click here to see it in LOW. A funny story, a sweet reflection; a favorite song, the face of a friend—these are all events that instinctively brighten our mood and make us smile. We express our joy as it comes. The way it was meant to be. Smiles are taken for granted. Yet there are thousands of children in the United States that fight their expression of joy every day because opening their mouth is too embarrassing and stressful.
Their hands rush to their face at the first hint of a smile. Photographs are dreaded and before the click of a camera their well-trained lips form a tightlipped grimace. These children are in desperate need of orthodontic care but cannot afford the cost of braces and treatment.
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Click here for English Abuso financiero a personas de la tercera edad: Happy Birthday La Voz! Beginning our 14th year in print! Click here to read Craig Davis' history of La Voz— since ! Our Volunteer Driver Program is looking for drivers interested in helping non-driving seniors maintain their independence. Can you help isolated, low-income seniors in the town of Sonoma who need your support? Many are home bound and depend upon the kindness of strangers to keep them living independently. Get involved with this "invisible population. Use your own vehicle but you can be reimbursed for route mileage.
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For more information on how to help get a patient on the road to recovery, please call Sonoma County Food Runners is created to rescue nutritious, edible, prepared food to help feed the hungry. To learn more about Food Runners visit: Herman Hernandez, Person of the Month from the November, issue. Richard Ortiz, Person of the Month, Read more This is the Conde family, a traditional family. But their apparent perfection hides a very different reality. Renato created his empire by conducted illegal operations to get rid of business partners and possible competitors. Laura, a beautiful young woman with a strong personality, returns to the farm where her family works.
Laura finds herself revisiting much of her past now that she is back, including past romances, and even discover secrets that marked her life. With all of this, Laura will have to look out for herself and find her happiness. These rich depraves known as the Porquis violated her innocence while being protected by the impunity that their high social position gives them. Since then, Altagracia becomes a ruthless and ambitious woman, an unfeeling mother who abandoned her daughter at a young age and uses her charms to amass an empire that allows her to impose law and take justice into her own hands.
Despite her considerable success, Altagracia is missing something: And, she discovers it for the first time when she meets Saul, an attorney who defends the victims of gender violence and young women fighting for a way out of unemployment, poverty and overpopulation. But Saul has already captivated Monica, a lovely young woman of humble beginnings, with a compassionate and optimistic attitude toward life.
Altagracia will now be confronted by the two feelings she had previously avoided: The story follows the history of Fabres family, consisting of Renato, a millionaire businessman, his wife Eva and their three children: Ignacia, Carola and Benjamin; and secondly, the story of Javier Ruiz-Tagle and Pilar Echenique, who also have children and a perfect life. Both families are neighbors and never had problems until the arrival of Gonzalo Ibanez will change their lives forever.
La Fan is the story of Valentina Perez, a fun, kind-hearted woman of humble means, who proudly presides as president of the Lucas Duarte Fan Club.
An unexpected twist of fate places her idol, the famous telenovela star Lucas Duarte, directly in her path. Blanca is the humble and beautiful young woman from Acapulco who will kiss Eduardo that very night in that special place. But Raquel will deceive and betray to hide her secret. The plan will only become more complicated when Eduardo falls in love with Victoria, unable to forget Blanca Hwa-young returns to Korea after 10 years living abroad, she got married and moved to the US with her husband, but he commits suicide.
She decides to go back to Korea and with the help of Ji-soo, her best friend, Hwa-young starts a new life. Emotions will turn to anger and hatred and a story of passion and revenge will unfold. The life of Gabriela Suarez, the only woman in the San Pedro del Oro mine, takes a turn after she falls for Alejandro Beltran, the eldest son of Antonia Guerra, the most powerful and feared woman of the town. Gabriela is unjustly locked in a mental asylum where she is tortured and humiliated.
Once she manages to escape, she is presumed dead. Carmen Marin is a captivating young girl with an angelic look and a bizarre nature. She lived in a convent with her brother and mother, a prostitute, until she was turned over to the care of nuns as a result of a few strange seizures that were attributed to demonic possession.
The Mother Superior took care of the girl and, seemingly, living with the nuns gave her the peace she needed, and the attacks ceased. After years of tranquility in the convent, already a teenager, Carmen begins to suffer from seizures again, much stronger than those from her childhood. Terror grips the nuns who want her out of the convent and rumors spreads around town. The Government, full of liberals and members of the emerging intellectual class, wants to end the rumors of a possessed person living in Santiago as soon as possible; these beliefs are attributed to the ignorance of the town and are believed to be tricks of the Catholic Church.
The men that surround Carmen are drawn to her. Father Reimundo, whose faith is unshakable and believes that the Devil is as real as God, cannot help but feel attracted to her. Raimundo and Gabriel put their faith, reason, and feelings into conflict. The only thing that binds them is the unwavering desire to rescue this angelic young woman from her troubles. When Yolanda is incarcerated in a maximum-security prison, she never imagined that her life would change forever.
There she meets El Centauro, one of the most important drug lords in the country, who she falls in love with despite her skepticism towards men. After learning that this man, whom she trusted and loved, lied to her, she decided to do everything she can to make him pay for his betrayal.
To do so, she accepts an offer from Gerardo, an honorable detective dedicated to the war against drugs. El Centauro uses money, weapons, and connections, while Gerardo and Yolanda only have each other. United by the same cause, they find love in the most difficult of circumstances. Yolanda and Gerardo take on a seemingly impossible mission. Benedicto Suarez Centauro managed to escape from authorities. And two years later, his thirst for revenge continues. His objective will be dealing a vicious payback on Yolanda Acosta, Gerardo Duarte and all those who dared to defy him in the past.
To do so, he will fake his own death. Using methods of mental manipulation, Centauro will erase her memory and lead her to work for him and follow his orders, once again as his lover. The story follows Teresa, whose drug smuggling lover has given her a special cell phone. He warned her that if that phone ever rung it will mean he would have been killed and she would be the next target. The dreaded call eventually comes, sending her on a journey of life changing events.
She moves to Melilla, a Spanish enclave in the North of Africa, and becomes the girlfriend of another handsome drug runner who teaches her all about boats, navigation and survival on the Straits of Gibraltar. This is the story of Alicia Guardiola, a young woman who was unjustly sentenced to pay for a crime she did not commit. After being released from prison she returns to her hometown to recover the priceless treasure they tore away from her arms: Her beloved twin sons.
While she fights to clear her name and reputation and recover what is rightfully hers, Alicia finds love in a young man called Sebastian, but the shadows of her secret past cast dark clouds making this an impossible love affair. When Park Soo-ha was only nine years old, he witnessed the death of his father.
On that same day he discovered his gift for hearing the thoughts of others by just looking into their eyes. Only the sudden arrival of Jang Hye-seong, who holds a photo of the scene on her cellphone, serves to sentence Min Jun-gook, who promises to get revenge against his accusers. Ten years have passed since that terrible tragedy.
Soo-ha is in his last year of high school and Hye-seong is a government lawyer who has lost all hope in the judicial system. The young Lady Tabares pleads not guilty before being brought to the trial that will define her future. Before the flashing cameras of the persistent reporters that approach her, Lady separates herself from this agonizing moment and remembers her brief and glorious past. But this is now just a memory, and Lady cannot believe that her life turned. From the window of the police car, she can see the street vendors selling roses just as she did 10 years ago, and the life she lived flashes before her eyes.
Inspired by a Victor Hugo novel. A woman accused of a crime she did not commit is persecuted by the man she loves. After returning to Mexico from the United States, where she spent eleven years in jail for falling in love with the wrong man, Lucia "Lucha" Duran wants to start anew. But it is not easy: But her love for Roxana, her adopted daughter, drives her.
When it seems that her path is leading her towards happiness, Lucha is blamed for a crime she did not commit and will have to escape to obtain the evidence that proves her innocence to her pursuer, Daniel Ponce, the man she loves. It depicts a universal and timeless struggle - the clash between forbidden desires, longing and repression, freedom and prejudice. He works in a Federal office, censoring film content, and has a routine relationship with his wife Isabel, daughter of general Souto.
This seductive but chaotic world draws all three together in an obsessive triangle. Things will change when Griselda wins the lottery and becomes a millionaire overnight. Ghosts of the past return, including her scoundrel ex-husband, who all considered dead. But her heart now belongs to the husband of elegant society lady Teresa Cristina, Reinaldo, who is hopelessly in love with Griselda. This starts a war between two women. Despite being kind and enormously talented, his circumstances lead him to become an expert thief. He never imagines that the man he hates with all his heart is his own father.
This is the beginning of an exciting story that gets more complex when Angel falls in love with Manuela, his attorney, and the only person who has lent him a hand. As it turns out, she is engaged to the man he has sworn to destroy. The love Lola and Andres have for one another knows no boundaries.
Little did they know that their decisions would bring about the greatest misfortune of their lives. Gi Ha-myeong es un joven que ha vivido una terrible desgracia familiar. La encrucijada de Dal-po comienza al enamorarse de la nieta del pescador, Choi In-ha, a quien considerada como una sobrina, sin saber que es la hija de Song Cha-ok, la reportera causante de sus desgracias. What Nora does not yet know is that she is the daughter of Otoniel Lobo, the owner of O Lobo enterprises and father of Melisa Lobo — the woman who will become her worst enemy as they struggle for their father's admiration and the love of Felix.
This is the story of Arenas, a hypnotist who can put people into a trance and make them reveal their innermost secrets. He is a man of mystery, lonely and isolated, who suffers from perpetual insomnia, behind which lies a great secret. At the start of the series Arenas, the Hypnotist, arrives at the modest Hotel las Violetas, where he is welcomed by its owner, Salinero with the help of his messenger Gregorio and young sales clerk Anita, with whom he is in love.
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He gets a job at the Teatro Rex near the hotel where he introduces himself along with the wobbly singer Carolina, lover of Suarez, the owner, Marenko an arms dealer always falling out with his assistant and fortune-teller Zoraide, an expert at scams and fakes. The hypnotist quickly turns himself into the star of a modest show. In order to get to sleep he has to meet with Darek, a hypnotist who has given him insomnia. In the battle between the two, each has his own allies. Arenas has Salinero and Anita, Darek has Castor, a watch repairer, who dreams of founding a major institute of hypnotherapy.
The Business tells the story of Karin, Luna and Magali, three attractive, intelligent women who come together with the aim of revolutionizing their chosen profession. Bruno Montt is a well-known Navy captain who widowed five years ago. Since then, he has dedicated himself whole heartedly, with strict discipline, to the education and upbringing of his four children. But this job has not been easy. Despite his efforts to be a great father, his children still need a mother.
In doing so, Bruno, who hides his sensibility behind the demeanor of a stern man, begins to experience once again feelings he had long forgotten. Meanwhile, Bruno thinks he finds in his secretary Rosario, the perfect woman to help raise his children, without realizing her main goal is to live a life of luxury and comfort. After crossing the border and leaving their native country where they had very little luck, the Reyes brothers settled in a small, but agitated city where they managed to set up a bakery that will help support the family. Libia Reyes is the youngest of the siblings.
She is only seventeen and the joy and worry of her brothers who exaggerate their jealousy for her. The problems will start when the inexperienced young girl falls in love with an older man, Bernardo Elizondo. Ignoring that he is married she lives a secret and passionate romance with him. Things get complicated when Libia tells her brothers that she is pregnant. Her brothers ask Bernardo to marry Libia, not knowing that he is married and has a family.
Regardless, Bernardo accepts, but a few days later death surprises him in a sudden accident. The Reyes brothers bury her and swear to avenge her death. Then, she will find herself tormented between maintaining her loyalty to her husband and giving in to the passion that Bruno awakens in her.