Job Creator, Graduate, Employability, Delphi Technique, Entrepreneurship, Technical and Vocational


Objective: The main objective of this research is to explore the elements of technical graduates who want to create their own jobs after graduated.


Theoretical Framework: The study aims to list down the elements of technical graduates who want to create their own jobs using Delphi Technique. Kajian ini menggunakan Entrepreneurship Theory, Supply and Demand Theory, Human Capital Theory, Innovation Theory dan Structural Unemployment Theory sebagai asas dalam pembangunan kerangka tersebut.


Design/Methodology/Approaches: This study uses primary data where elements are obtained from articles, journals, books related to entrepreneurship, career, and employability. The approach used in this study is quantitative and the Delphi Technique has been applied in collecting and validating the collected elements. The quantitative approach used is to use a cross-sectional survey design where a set of questionnaires has been distributed to 331 graduates in technical fields in Malaysia to answer the main purpose of the study which is to identify students' perceptions of 17 elements that have been confirmed by experts and to find if there are a significant relationship between parents' occupational background to these 17 confirmed elements among students.


Findings: The data obtained was analysed using descriptive and inferential statistical analysis, which is Mean, Median, Interquartile Range and Standard Deviation to answer each stated research objective. Overall, technical graduates have an average perception of the elements of creating a job. They lack this element in themselves as a job creator. The conclusion of this research, it is hoped that the interest groups involved in curriculum development, the administrators as well as the students themselves can improve themselves with skills and business knowledge so that the spirit of entrepreneurship increases among students and at the same time can reduce the unemployment rate and matching in the job and the business field that is engaged with the field that have been studied in institution.


Originality/Value: This study is more relevant and practically applied to education institutions who want to offer new programs to graduates and create courses or programs related to student competence.


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How to Cite

Nashir, I. M., Mustapha, R., Ismail, M. A. B., Partodiwiryo, S. D., & Ahmad, W. N. W. (2024). JOB CREATORS OF FRESH GRADUATES IN TECHNICAL INSTITUTIONS. International Journal of Professional Business Review, 9(4), e04478.