Employability Skills Training Courses Help Students Prepare for The Workforce
In today’s incredibly competitive job market, students need to find ways to stand out. Whether they’re still in the process of finding a job, or they’ve just landed a new position, there are tools that can help them join the ranks of the most desirable and valued candidates out there.
Employability Skills Training
Through the Australian Government’s Department of Education, Skills, and Employment, students have the opportunity to participate in Employability Skills Training, which is a series of skill development courses designed to help them become job-ready. Employability Skills Training offers students aged 15 to 24 the chance to prepare themselves for employment by means of two types of training. The purpose of Employability Skills Training is to give students an understanding of what employers expect of them during the recruitment stage and during their transition into a full-time position with the company.
Each Employability Skills Training course focuses on building a different set of skills, but they both are designed to help the student’s chances of getting a competitive internship or job. Students can take both skill development courses or just one, depending on what they need to work on. Each course takes three weeks and includes 75 hours of face-to-face training.
The first type of Employability Skills Training course focuses on job preparation and job hunting skills. It aims to aid young people as they create and refine their resumes and works to improve their interview skills, too. Of the two skill development courses, this one offers students the chance to participate in Industry Awareness Experiences, which give those who are searching for jobs an insight into what skills different industries look for in employees.
The second Employability Skills Training course deals with workplace skills, problem-solving, decision making, and communication abilities, all of which will help students enter the workplace and make a good impression from day one.
If you want to prepare your students for success in the Employability Skills Training course, or if you’re trying to help them make the most of their skill development courses during those three short weeks, Leaders of Evolution offers a suite of Future Skills of the Workforce courses designed to teach students how to be effective learners and independent workers in their job placements. Here’s a breakdown of how our skill development courses can contribute to your students’ growth in their Employability Skills Training Course and beyond.
The Foundation for Young Australians has conducted research on the skills that will be required of young leaders for success in the future workforce. What they’ve come up with are called “The New Work Smarts.” The New Work Smarts are defined by three areas that we should expect to see as commonplace in the workplace by 2030. Those areas are the characteristics of being a smart learner, a smart thinker, and a smart doer. With these skills and the Employability Skills Training course, students are more likely to be effective members of the workforce.
As part of the Leaders of Evolution Future Skills of the Workforce suite of courses, our “Building the Mindset for Workplace Excellence” course challenges its students to apply The New Work Smarts, develop a stronger sense of self-awareness, and explore how their skills can be used in their Employability Skills Training course and beyond. These skill development courses focus on grit, goal setting, and workplace learning strategies while teaching students how to be independent workers.
Research from Leaders of Evolution suggests that the workforce of the future is going to require everyone who wishes to be successful to display the skills of leadership. As young people start to think about what careers they might like to pursue, the Employability Skills Training course can offer them a chance to explore their options. While they test the waters of the workforce, you can help them recognize and develop the skills associated with being an influential leader in their place of work with the Leaders of Evolution skill development courses, “Igniting the Leaders of Tomorrow.”
It’s important for students to understand that though their Employability Skills Training course may only last three weeks, they still have the opportunity to make a great impact. And if they present themselves as leaders from day one, they’ll be more likely to turn this short work experience into leverage for a full-time position, or at least valuable experience that will push them further down the career path. This Leaders of Evolution skill development course will delve into the behaviours that will allow students to be effective in their Employability Skills Training courses, no matter what sector of the workforce they may eventually find work in.
The 4 C’s
The backbone of the Leaders of Evolution skill development courses, both in the “Building the Mindset for Workforce Excellence” course and the “Igniting the Leaders of Tomorrow” course, is what we call the 4 C’s. The 4 C’s stand for Competence, Confidence, Character, and Connectedness. These characteristics are four attributes that successful leaders possess, but everyone, no matter their age, must constantly work at building them in order to maintain life-long growth.
With the Future Skills of the Workforce suite of skill development courses from Leaders of Evolution, students will be encouraged to think about how concepts like grit, goal setting, self-awareness, and workplace learning strategies apply to the 4 C’s, and how they can utilize those attributes in their skill development courses.
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