The Centre for Life Skills Education(CLSE), Kristu Jayanti college in collaboration with Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development(RGNIYD), An Institute of National Importance under Ministry of Youth Affairs & Sports, Government of India organised a Capacity Building Training on Life Skills from 16th June 2016 to 21st June 2016.
The course was conducted for 1400 Undergraduate students who were divided into 22 batches. The certificate course consisted of ten core life skills promoted by World Health Organisation(WHO), namely Self- awareness, Empathy, Creative Thinking, Critical Thinking, Problem Solving, Decision Making, Communication, Inter-Personal Relationship, Coping with Stress and Coping with Emotions. These skills are very beneficial in constructing and polishing the personality. The skills arm a person with the capabilities to lead a well-rounded life.
The faculty who conducted the classes were trained by RGNIYD. Dr. Jonas Richard A, Director, Centre for Life Skills Education, Kristu Jayanti college said that the classes aim to help students to be happy and to adapt different life skills and respond positively to the demands of everyday life. He further said "For a person who is aiming to have a good career, the skills learnt in over the period of a week will help the students to be better professionals and to lead a satisfying life, as they find balance between their professional and personal lives,"
The main aim of the one week programme was to help the first years get ready for their future in the college. The core values that were discussed would help them to cope with the initial stress as well as train them to take responsibilities in the new phase of their lives.
The knowledge about these skills is very important in today's society as not only does it helps in the personal life but also helps in increasing employment opportunity and makes a prospective candidate more appealing. A person with life skills is considered an asset to the associates and the institution they work with.
In a world that has surplus supply of candidates who are graduating each year on a search for acceptable job opportunities, life skills make one stand apart from the crowd. The combination of various life skills shapes a personality to be a good leader and to have the know-how on working in groups.
All the successful participants are to be awarded certificates by RGNIYD.