The process of identifying one’s skill gaps and developing and honing these skills is what is known as Skill Development. This is important because of the fact that one’s skills determine their ability to execute their plans with success.
Today, skill development is no longer a matter of choice. It is absolutely important to adapt, survive and succeed. We work in an era where dealing with ambiguity and disruptive trends are critical to success. While maintaining an academic awareness of one’s field, one has to review the career eco-system as well. Thus, adapting skills and attitude is now necessary to succeed in the years to come.
In the field of academic learning, a degree from a reputed institution is definitely an advantage and acts as an initial impetus. Right from interviews with reputed companies on campus, to the value it carries whenever you introduce yourself, it presents various opportunities to project you as a potential candidate. But at the same time, as a student, it is absolutely important to be “context-wise” these days. ‘Context-wise’ means being cognizant of the challenges our profession will pose in the future and having the mental preparedness to be ready for it.
This is exactly how it is for BBA and BCA students studying at Asian School of Business (ASB), Noida. At ASB, the impact of a well-groomed personality & effective communication is well understood, and that directs towards a strong impetus on overall personality development of the student. In sync with this mindset at ASB, an in-house Center for Skill Development (CSD) has been set up to cater to the captive demands of the corporate. To increase the relevance with future employment market including promotion of self-employment, a two-pronged initiative – Soft Skills & Employability Skills – has been made an integral part of skill development under CSD. This further caters to various aspects of development in the different semesters; emphasizing on identifying and developing individual learning and developmental needs of the students, covering various behavioral & communication aspects, customized training solutions to hone the required competencies, employability skills and making students ready for the professional world.
Under the CSD umbrella at ASB, a thriving, impactful mentoring program called “Crafting Prodigy” is in place where customized attention is the focus. Every student is assigned to a ‘CRAFTER’ who gives personalized attention towards identifying the strengths and weaknesses of the individual and focuses on building his/her capabilities and skills needed to succeed in a dynamic global economy; in other words, crafting the ‘PRODIGY’. One of the main benefits of the programme is that everyone learns in different timeframes and in different ways.
A dossier incorporating an Individual Development Plan is created, mapping the entire journey of the prodigy through knowledge and skill development to a well-groomed competent professional ready to take on the world.
Some of the additional highlights of CSD’s activities at ASB are Extensive Training Workshops (Indoor & Outdoor); Continuous Evaluation Strategies undertaken for students; Focus on Case Studies, Role Plays & Project Handling; Usage of Audio Visual & Simulation Techniques; Formation of Literary Clubs; Corporate Interface Visits; and Guest Lectures by eminent corporate professionals.
Collectively, all these efforts at Asian School of Business’s CSD goes a long way in making ASBstudents more employable during their pursuance of the Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and Bachelor of Computer Applications (BCA) courses at this top ranked BBA/BCA college in Delhi NCR.