21st Century Soft Skills

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Kshs 9500

Course Description

The E-learning Solutions Apprenticeship Training (ELSAT) program is a personal development training program. The course is known as The 21st Century Soft Skills — Smart Knacks for life since it facilitates the learner to acquire necessary skills to successfully survive in the 21st century. The aim of this programme is to equip young adults with soft skills to allow them to be all rounded and fit in the workplace successfully. The program is targeted to young adults who are in the final year of their technical training in post-secondary tertiary institutions or those who have freshly graduated from these institutions. The program uses experiential learning techniques and the training is self paced done through an online platform that enables one to learn at a time and place that is most convenient for them. The training is highly interactive through synchronized discussions and tutor support. The topics covered in the training include:

  1. Personal Management
  2. Interpersonal management skills
  3. Making effective decisions/ choices
  4. Managing my health
  5. Leadership
  6. Citizenship
  7. Understanding the world of work
  8. Financial literacy

Course Objectives

By the end of the course, the participants will be able to;

  • Demonstrate improved personal management including social assets for resilience, flexibility and adaptability, willingness to learn and personal development
  • Exhibit enhanced communication and interpersonal skills for better relationships
  • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking, problem solving and decision making, coping with emotions as well as leadership skills
  • Demonstrate critical and creative thinking, problem solving and decision making, coping with emotions as well as leadership skills
  • Demonstrate strong work ethics, emotional intelligence, teamwork, professionalism, Resilience, perseverance and self-motivation
  • Show capacity to adequately prepare for a job through good job application skills, presentation and job interviews
  • Appreciate importance of good interpersonal skills and need to guard mental health
  • Acquire essential living values for productive lives
  • Acquire appropriate financial literacy skills for self-management
  • Generate business ideas that can be carried out by an individual or a group

Course Content

  • Who am I? My unique self.
  • Dimensions of self (physical, intellectual, emotional, social & spiritual)
  • My personality
  • Personality test
  • Understanding stressors in my life and managing them appropriately
  • Managing emotions
  • Developing a value system (living/core values - Respect, love, unity, respility, integrity, peace, honesty, humility, respect, cooperation, social just
  • Personal Development Plan (Setting goals - Short-term & long-term)

  • Understanding interpersonal relationships
  • My relationships
  • Key skills that enhance interpersonal relationships
  • Benefits of healthy interpersonal relationships
  • Importance of peaceful conflict resolution, communication , assertiveness and negotiation in improvement of interpersonal relationships

  • The decision making model
  • Issues to consider when making a decision
  • Important decisions about my career, finances, relationships, health and use of leisure.
  • Consequences of making poor choices about my career, finances, relationships, health and use of leisure.

  • Understanding the dimensions of health ( Physical, social, financial, emotional, spiritual)
  • Prevention & management of diseases (communicable & non-communicable)
  • Wellness wheel
  • Strategies for self-care
  • Sexuality & reproductive health - (responsible sexual behaviour)
  • Understanding Gender based violence
  • Prevention & management of drug abuse & other addictions

  • Meaning of a leader and leadership styles
  • Characteristics of an effective leader
  • Responsibilities of an effective leader
  • Creating efficient, effective and motivated teams
  • Understanding the 21st century skills for team performance

At the end of this unit, you will have the ability to:
  • Demonstrate ways of becoming a great and effective citizen
  • Identify the symbols of national unity
  • Demonstrate basic understanding of the National constitution
  • Execute you rights and responsibilities by applying the appropriate government structures
  • Give back to your community through voluntary services

  • Etiquette and personal discipline
  • Preparation of a CV and cover letter for job application
  • Preparation for job interviews
  • Professionalism and work ethics
  • Mentorship

  • Understanding financial literacy
  • Key components of financial literacy
  • Personal financial planning
  • Strategies for improving personal financial management.
  • Key terms used in financial literacy

Who is this course for:

The ELSAT programs targets the following;

  • Students from the higher education Institutions.
  • Graduate trainees and fresh graduates.
  • Interns and attache's.
  • Organized training and internship programs.
  • Human Resource Practitioners in the recruitment space.