Employability themes for economic recovery


  • Helen Kofler




As part of the University of Greenwich SHIFT 2021 conference on teaching and learning, I led a discussion workshop called ‘Employability themes for economic recovery’ in which delegates considered economic recovery after the COVID-19 pandemic, the inevitable changes in working practices and, consequently, the changes’ influence upon student employability skills development. In this article, I reflect both on the current context of significant workplace change across the globe and how we as educators should respond if we are to skill students for this new working world.

Author Biography

Helen Kofler

Helen Kofler is an Employability Advisor and Personal Tutor at the University of Greenwich, Faculty of Business. Prior to working in education, Helen held various senior commercial positions in industry. Helen holds a Masters in Business Management from Birkbeck, University of London and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Bristol. Helen’s role in industry ignited a passion for developing others and led her to complete a Level 6 Diploma in Career Information, Advice and Guidance.


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