Publication Date: 2023-02-21
This workshop is the second Swiss multiplier event of the UPSKILLS project. It will take place at the University of Geneva on 21-22 April 2023.
Its goal is to bring together members of academia and companies across Switzerland to work on improving employability of language and linguistics students. Why is this necessary? Because language and linguistics students are generally excluded from the job market working with language data due to the fact that the relevant university curricula do not provide adequate training in a narrow range of technical domains.
The Linguists in tech: closing the skills gap workshop will present the needs analyses that led to the planification and the design of a repository of didactic material targeting at bridging the mismatch between what the job market needs and what is currently offered to language and linguistics students. The event will also revolve around several social moments to favour informal exchanges between guests from the industry and the academic community.
Find the programme here.
Anyone interested in the topic is welcome to take part in the event. The participation is free. PhD students are particularly welcome. To register, please fill in this form before March 20 at the latest.