Strategies for Meeting Talent Needs in Countries

Track:          Strategies for Meeting Talent Needs of the Country

Track Chair: Narendra K. Rustagi, Ph.D., Howard University,, 240-426-6040 (cell).

Education in general and higher education in particular is a key to success of a country.  Engineering education, for example, has been associated with the growth in research and development and manufacturing activities in many country.  Higher education systems have experienced significant growth after World War II.  Another spurt in the growth of higher education in the last 2 decades.  For-profit universities were responsible for a lot of this growth.    With growth came the introduction of quality measures that were adopted and promoted by various governments and professional bodies.

Students, however, may not necessarily graduate with the skills that are in demand in the country.  Thus, a country may have a large number of graduates coming out of universities who may not be able to find jobs.  This challenge is faced by many countries.  The objective of this edited volume, thus, is to analyze the strategies used in various countries to meet the challenge of shortages of skilled manpower and the lessons that can be learnt from these experiences.

We invite you to submit a paper/ abstract of a proposed paper dealing with these issues in a country of your interest.


October 31, 2014 – Proposals
November 15, 2014 – Paper drafts (for review)
November 21-22 – Paper presentations at the conference
January 15, 2015 – Revised papers
March 15, 2015 – Publication

Please email your Papers/ Abstracts to, with a copy to