Paper Title
An Exploration of Skills and Competencies Critical for Jobs in Cross-Cultural Environment: An International Perspective: Research Proposal

societies and economies have become increasingly science and technology-based, powered and driven, and more globally oriented toward more interactions and communications. The increasing connectivity among different entities by the use of information technology poses problem to education on how to form the type of students capable of inserting themselves in the new flat world as Thomas Friedman called it. This paper is a proposal to start a research paper that will explore aspects of skill gaps, establish the nature and extent of skill deficiencies among university graduates, and identifies initiatives by universities and industries to address the skill gaps problems. Index Terms- Globalization, Employability Skills, Skill Gaps