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The world of work now includes many emerging job categories requiring new skill sets. In response to this employers are demanding highly flexible and well matched workforces. At the same time youth unemployment remains a challenge globally. The concept of entrepreneurship and education to prepare for this has emerged as a potential tool to tackle unemployment, particularly among youth. Optimising the role of employers in developing and delivering education and training to provide appropriate skills for the labour market is a key issue facing most economies. One of the primary purposes of the vocational education and training (VET) system is to provide employment-related training and skills. Universities are contributing through a focus on graduate attributes and employability while incorporating work integrated learning (WIL) into curriculums.