Author: E. A. Rady 1
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  • 1 Department of Management and Economics, Faculty of Engineering, University of Debrecen, Debrecen, Hungary
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Abstract

The rapidly changing organizational and business environment provides new challenges for higher education: both for teaching staff and students. The acquisition of professional skills alone is no longer enough for a successful career: Increasingly, there is a demand for continuous self-development.

This demand is represented at each end of the market: students who may wish to develop their personal skills and confidence, and companies which accordingly, may operate more efficiently with better prepared graduates. Introducing different alternatives for the acquisition of self-awareness and competencies into the higher education training palette can provide the basis for continuous self-development. The Life Long Learning objective is that students at all levels of education may acquire the self-awareness and competencies necessary for success in their chosen profession. The Faculty of Engineering group would support the implementation. The study's objectives are to identify the goals and present the results edited by the Competence Development Training Program research group formed at the University of Debrecen, Faculty of Engineering.

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