The Career Guidance and Placement Cell of St. Philomena’s College had organized an online training programme on employability skills in association with Rubicon-Barclays. The 24 hours training programme was spread across a week from 14th February to 23rd February 2022 and was attended by 192 students.
The programme was held with intent to empower the students with latest techniques and skills required in the current market. The sessions comprised of about 13 topics related to hiring, personality development, employability skills, and much more. These sessions were held online through the zoom meeting application using its breakout room features which enabled easy conduction. Students were divided into groups and individual attention was given to them.
|New Hire Training/ Personality Development/ Employability Skills
|To learn Industry expectations from fresher’s
|To know more about the trainer & candidates
|To learn Organizational structure
|To identify their Strength/Weakness/Opportunities/ Threat
|To learn most commonly used words in corporates
|To eliminate stage fear
|To articulate your thoughts through Power point presentation
|To learn E-mail writing skills
|Dress to impress/ Proximity/ Personal hygiene/
|To learn positive body language
|To handle telephonic round of interview/ To learn call mechanics
|To access candidates’ public speaking skills
|To perform well during interviews
The training programme was a bridge between the corporate and students. Training was provided to introduce the students to the corporate world and its expectation from freshers to enhance their skills and develop new skills accordingly.
The programme began with an ice breaking session to make the students comfortable with their respective trainers. It was followed by an introduction of the trainers and students. They were then divided into groups to make the training efficient and the sessions effective. Various activities were conducted to enable students to understand their goals and personality better with SWOT analysis techniques. The students were enlightened with techniques to focus on their skills based on their strengths and weaknesses to seek opportunities and overcome obstacles. Students were updated with corporate jargons to make them professionals. Tips and techniques were taught to eliminate their stage fear and speak with confidence. Students were educated with ideas on articulating their content in PowerPoint presentations making their presentations more powerful in public.
Students were trained on leadership skills, teamwork and management skills, communication skills, professional email writing techniques, and positive body language. They were even guided with tips and ideas to crack interview rounds like telephonic round or call mechanics, group discussions, and aptitude rounds to perform well in interviews. They were introduced to the impressive grooming tips to enhance their impression at the interview and workplace to achieve and succeed in their career. The trainers also conducted mock interviews and other activities throughout the training period and guided the students accordingly. These sessions ignited a spark in students to develop optimistic thinking thereby having a positive impact on their personality.
All the trainers were interactive, friendly, engaging, enthusiastic and aware of the student’s mindset. They were responsive to doubts and convincingly clarified them to the students. The topics were captivating and kept the students gripped throughout the sessions. The sessions were very interactive; though online, the video-enabled sessions were meticulously planned and executed with an impression of regular classroom sessions. All students were given equal opportunities. Overall, the training programme was effective and fruitful. The students were rewarded with certificates.
The link for certificates is as follows