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Questions to ponder

Need for Skilling

COVID-19 pandemic has transformed many verticals. The need to adapt to unprecedented situations is a skill that every future career requires. Technology is changing at a rapid pace. In today’s world, there are ample opportunities that the students can choose from and excel in. There have been numerous instances where a student pursues a particular field due to parental/peer pressure or lack of awareness about career choices. At a later stage, he/she may realize his/her passion, and maybe it is too late to start all over again.

Creating awareness about current and future career options at a young age will give the student an opportunity to explore the various opportunities, identify the area he/she is passionate about and skill up in that area.

 
"The more we give importance to skill development, the more competent will be our youth"
Honourable PM, Narendra Modi
"Introduction to skill training at a young age will by all means give the student an opportunity to explore various options and accordingly, narrow down on a vocation of his/her liking"
Nayana Mallapurkar, Program Head, TISS School of Vocational Education
"Recognising that the future growth of India will depend on greater skill development, the National Policy for Skill Development aims to create a skilled workforce of 500 million by 2022"
M M Pallam Raju
"The pedagogy has to be practical; learning can be enhanced through field visits, e-learning, industry driven projects, digital or video inputs and so on"
Dr. Lakshmi Mohan, Campus Head, ITM business School
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Skill to Career @ Center of Excellence

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Master the skills

Gain proficiency in various skill-sets at Center of Excellence

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Identify your Passion

Explore areas that spark your interest with Interest and Career surveys

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Informed Career Choice

Progress in the direction of your passion, with Career counselling 

At COE, the courses are so crafted, that, the skills attained by the student lead him/her to specific careers. The skills include Literacy as well as Life Skills. Students gain proficiency in skills from various domains such as art, music, photography, videography, App Development, Web Development, Digital marketing, and cutting-edge tech topics like Artificial Intelligence, Machine Learning, and Augmented Reality. Along with the conceptual knowledge gained at school, these additional skills help them skill up towards future careers. We also help them identify their strengths, weaknesses, and passion areas, which lead them towards making an informed career choice.

Kidpreneurs

Kidpreneur

A kidpreneur is a kid that believes so much in their ideas and dreams, they start a business to make a positive difference in the world.

We dream of helping kids understand entrepreneurship, creativity, and purpose. We strive to equip the child with the ideas, facts, knowledge, and the courage to think differently, and dream big.

 

Career Opportunities of 21st Century

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Exploring Skill to Career Mapping

Crucial Skills For All Careers

Today students must prepare for future careers in a world where some of the jobs do not yet exist. The Center Of Excellence helps determine where the jobs of the future are heading, identify the skill sets required to be successful, and skill up the students. Each and every career of today’s world need these skills - Learning Skills, Literacy Skills, Life Skills. Digital Marketing is another crucial skill.
Learning Skills

Learning skills involve how we process information and connect the dots between different subjects. It also involves developing our ability to collaborate and communicate the values of our ideas in a clear and concise way.

 

Critical thinking is the ability to come to logical and well-reasoned conclusions. Well-developed critical thinking skills help the student to objectively analyze a situation, weigh options and identify potential outcomes of any decision. An individual who is forward-thinking enough to anticipate, predict and plan for future problems is much appreciated in any career domain.
Creativity is key for many careers in the 21st century. Most of the career domains need individuals with an innovative skill set which in turn requires loads of creativity. The ability to think outside of the box allows companies to adapt to changing markets and find innovative ways to resolve potential problems.
Collaboration is another key 21st-century learning skill that every career demands. Collaboration means being willing to listen, learn and work with others to accomplish a goal together. The ability to use collaborative tools in this digital world is also of utmost importance.
Communication is an other key 21st-Century skill. All of the technical knowledge and skill in the world isn’t worth much if you can’t effectively get your point across in a respectful and coherent way. Knowledge about verbal, non-verbal communication, body language is pivotal in enhancing communication. Netiquette, awareness about Digital Citizenship enhance your digital communication skills.
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Literacy skills involve how we recognize truth from fiction on social media networks on the web. It also involves knowing how to use information technology to share your stories and inspire people.

Information literacy is the ability to find, evaluate, organize, use, and communicate information in all its various formats, most notably in situations requiring decision making, problem solving, or the acquisition of knowledge. Ability to be a lifelong learner is the key to success in any career domain. Information literacy helps an individual in accomplishing this.
Media literacy encompasses the practices that allow students to access, critically evaluate, and create or manipulate media. It provides tools to help them develop receptive media capability to critically analyze messages, offers opportunities for learners to broaden their experience of media, and helps them develop generative media capability to increase creative skills in making their own media messages. Further, it helps students become wiser consumers of media as well as responsible producers of their own media.
Technological literacy is the ability to use, manage, understand, and assess technology. When a student is proficient in using computers and other digital devices to access the Internet, digital literacy gives them the ability to use the Internet to discover, review, evaluate, create, and use information via various digital platforms, such as web browsers, databases, online journals, magazines, newspapers, blogs, and social media sites. Information about technological advancements in the respective career domain can be gained mainly by technological literacy.
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Life skills are behaviors that enable students to adapt and deal effectively with the demands and challenges of life. They bring together our social, emotional and cognitive capacities to problem solve and achieve goals.

Life skills are all about being flexible, exhibiting leadership qualities, taking initiative, enhancing productivity, and developing social skills.

Emotional Intelligence

Emotional Intelligence is the individual’s capability to recognise their as well as others’ emotions, differentiate and label the feelings appropriately, use it to guide thinking and behaviour, and adapt to environments by adjusting the emotions. it is also the ability to understand, use, and manage your own emotions in positive ways to relieve stress, communicate effectively, empathize with others, overcome challenges and defuse conflict. It helps students in managing stress, building stronger relationships, and making informed decisions to achieve their personal and career goals.

Digital Marketing

Digital marketing deals with promoting and selling products and services by adopting online marketing tactics such as social media marketing, email marketing, content marketing, and marketing analytics. All career domains require basic knowledge of digital marketing, as most businesses today are promoted and run on digital platforms. Marketing analytics and research are very important tools in running a business.

Skills Required for a Specific Career

Lawyer

Communication, Creativity, Critical Thinking

Digital Literacy, Technology Literacy, Digital Marketing

Time Management, Research, Emotional Intelligence, Self-awareness, Social-awareness, Social-motivation

Doctor

Communication, Decision making, Collaboration

Digital Literacy, Technology Literacy, Information Literacy

Empathetic, Time Management, Emotional Intelligence, Ethics, Leadership, Teamwork,Self-awareness, Social-awareness, Social-motivation

App Developer, Algorithm Developer, Data Analyst, Software Developer, UI/UX Designer

Critical thinking, Creativity, Communication, Collaboration

App Development, Github, Python, JavaScript, Natural Language Processing (NLP), Image recognition, Database Concepts, Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, Augmented reality, Digital Literacy, Spatial Awareness, Measurement Skills, Technical Skills, Media Literacy, Information Literacy 


Flexibility, Leadership, Initiative, Productivity, Social Skills, Time management
Self-awareness, Self-motivation, Social-awareness, Social-motivation

Career prospects for a student good at drawing

Considering the skills required for the career opportunity, say Fashion Designer, let us have a glimpse of how these skills are progressively imparted to a student at Center of Excellence.

Creativity, Communication

Visual Literacy, Realistic drawing, Attention to Detail, Understanding Patterns, Composition skills, Knowledge of the rules of perspective, Digital Citizenship, Social Media Marketing, Color theory and techniques, Digital Literacy, Digital Marketing

Concentration, Memory and Imagination, Initiative, Open-minded, Aesthetic Taste, Patience, Reliability, Self-motivation, Time management

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