KE Goa 2013 - Skill Development Initiatives to Boost Employability - Prof G L Datta, Chancellor, K L University...

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KE Goa 2013 - Skill Development Initiatives to Boost Employability - Prof G L Datta, Chancellor, K L University...

  1. 1. Empowering Students in Technical Education with Employability Skills Prof. G. L. Datta Chancellor, K L University, Guntur, AP Email: gldatta.chancellor@kluniversity.in
  2. 2. Identifying Employability Skills Employability Skills Honing Employability Skills Imparting Employability Skills
  3. 3. Employability Skills • Domain Knowledge • Analytical Skill • Communication Skill • Presentation Skill • General Awareness Skill • Team Building Skill • Training Skill • Soft Skills
  4. 4. Additional Employability Skills • A recognition of the need for and an ability to engage in independent and interdependent life-long learning • Problem-solving, critical thinking and creative thinking skills • Interpersonal and multidisciplinary teamwork skills • Integrative and global thinking skills
  5. 5. Additional Employability Skills…. • An ability to apply knowledge of science, mathematics and engineering • An ability to design and conduct experiments, as well as analyze and interpret data • An ability to identify, formulate and solve engineering problems • An ability to design a system, component or process to meet the desired needs.
  6. 6. Additional Employability Skills …. • The broad education necessary to understand the impact of engineering solutions in a global/societal context • A knowledge of contemporary issues • An ability to use the techniques, the skills, and modern engineering tools necessary for engineering practice • An understanding of professional and ethical responsibility.
  7. 7. Communication Skill • It’s NOT all about learning English or speaking in that language • It also has to stress on creativity/originality in other forms of putting across one’s point of view effectively.
  8. 8. Additional Traits Employers Look For • Aptitude • Character • Work Ethics • Basic Intelligence • Commitment • Dedication to fulfilling commitments • Awareness of Strengths and Weaknesses • Human Values • Curiosity
  9. 9. Imparting Employability Skills Domain Knowledge Curriculum Delivery Pedagogy Infrastructure Qualified and Experienced Teachers Best Practices
  10. 10. Best Practices to Boost Domain Knowledge • Emphasis on concepts and outcome in each course • Term Paper in every course • Continuous evaluation • Student-centric teaching-learning environment • Open Lab concept for enhancing creativity • Teachers acting as Mentors for monitoring the progress and providing counseling • Use of Digital Learning Management Systems to make learning interesting and effective.
  11. 11. Best Practices to Boost Employability Skills… • Curriculum research-based with industry interface • Compulsory Industrial Internship • Industry visits during second/third years • Industry-University tie-ups for ideation/innovation • Guest Lectures by industry experts • Courses on Seminar • Co-curricular activities like Yoga, Sports, etc. for holistic development • Courses on soft skills.
  12. 12. Soft Skills General Attitude Communication Skill Team Work Skill Leadership Skill Reading, Writing & Listening Skills Computer Skill Interview Skill Personality Development
  13. 13. Imparting Employability Skills Soft Skills English Literature Courses Language Lab Student Hobby Clubs Presenting Papers in Seminars Cultural & Tech Fests Training Modules on Employability Skills
  14. 14. Honing Communication Skills Reading good newspapers Watching discussions on television news channels Engaging in discussions between peers Communicating with social network friends
  15. 15. Honing Presentation Skills Acquiring good communication skill Presenting papers in seminars Reading an article between friends Participating in extempore and speech competitions Presenting self in front of mirrors Watching news television airing discussions on wide variety of topics
  16. 16. Attitude and Value Inculcating values of willingness to participate Creating concern for the preservation of environment Coequal commitment to quality and productivity Involvement in service to the society
  17. 17. Attitude Very important for success in life To be very positive Negative attitude weakens the commitment towards achieving goals Symptoms of negative attitude include: blaming others for failures, cursing the parents or the teachers, lack of self confidence.
  18. 18. Changing Attitude Counseling participation in group activities Student Membership of Professional Societies Providing Psychological counseling Yoga Practices
  19. 19. Employment Scenario in the Next Decade • By 2020, there will be a sea-change in the office space and shop floor  Pen and paper and hard files will be outdated – replaced by touch tables and electronic storage banks,  More than 90% of the manual work will be replaced by automation and digital processing will be the order of the day,  It will be highly technology oriented, net connected, multi-cultural, virtual teams with flexi timings and borderless operation.
  20. 20. Conclusions • Employability related skill sets have been identified and discussed. • Some of the measures like ‘Best Practices’ to impart employability skills have been presented. • There are institutions like K L University known to have got excellent results in placement of students following some of those measures.
  21. 21. Thank You For your Kind Attention

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