Employabylity Agenda for the North of Portugal  


In parallel with research and development activities, GSBL has always been a space where students could find conditions for improvement of their education and skills.

Engineering curricula are characterized by a strong emphasis on science and technology disciplines. This is an essential requirement to prepare professionals with the analytical skills that an engineer must have. However this preparation on propaedeutic and specific subject matters of each engineering field frequently is not accompanied by an effort to prepare students about equally important non-technical aspects of their profession. These shortcomings are particularly felt in relation to skills such as planning, organization and inter-personal communication.
GSBL has attempted over the years to create conditions facilitating the development of teamwork abilities and awareness about the outside world, namely about the markets where soon students will be looking for a job or fighting to keep it.