Reducing the Unemployment Rate for Higher Education Graduates with Education for Entrepreneurship Program in West Sumatera

. Febriani, Lenny Hasan

Abstract


This study aims to provide solutions to reduce unemployment rates for tertiary education graduates with an education for entrepreneurship program in West Sumatra. This study uses a descriptive qualitative approach with purposive sampling to obtain data from universities that already implement entrepreneurship courses through interviews and focus group discussions. The results of the study show that there are currently many universities that have implemented entrepreneurship courses, but in practice the emphasis is solely on the theory. There is very little practice and training, let alone internships at companies. Thus graduates are only equipped with basic entrepreneurial knowledge and are not prepared to become successful entrepreneurs.


Keywords


entrepreneurship, unemployment, education

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