WORKPLACE SKILLS COURSE
FOR UNEMPLOYED YOUTH & EMERGING PROFESSIONALS
35.5 Continuous Professional Development (CPD) Credits
The Workplace Skills for Emerging Professionals course prepares young trainees for their roles. It also creates employment opportunities for unemployed youth.
Joining well-established corporate and experienced dynamic teams can be exciting and overwhelming.
In this course, we teach workplace skills that guarantee success, share practical tips for building self-confidence and promote preparedness and excitement about the workplace. More importantly, we begin to assess the application of professional skills during interaction with the course participants, giving them a feel of the actual work environment.
The recruits eager to impress in their new jobs become ready to fit in, learn, and adapt to the organisation’s culture. When young professionals adapt faster in the workplace, they perform better and remain committed to their career goals. Participants who are already on the job receive five free coaching and mentoring calls with the course facilitator.
The course is offered in a blended learning method and can be tailored to meet the needs of clients and participants.
OF THE COURSE
- Apply workplace success skills and become confident recruits.
- Demonstrate interpersonal, behavioural, professional, and technical skills that enable improved performance.
- Find their place within organisations and teams, enabling them to accelerate learning and performance.
- Execute tasks to the best of their abilities.
- Contribute more rapidly to the objectives of the organisation.
- Develop a strong commitment to work, lifelong learning, and career progression.
Upon completing the course, participants will be able to:
Identify the benefits of workplace skills.
Formulate self-convincing life and career goals.
Identify and apply interpersonal skills.
Apply the “positive mindset, attitude, and outcomes” model.
Identify ways to improve Emotional Intelligence (EQ) and build resilience.
Apply verbal and non-verbal (workplace) communication skills.
Apply business (workplace) writing skills.
Evaluate the negative impact of unprofessional behaviour.
Examine the strategy cascading process and appreciate the contribution of each employee towards the goals of the organisation.
Recall the importance of continuously enhancing performance towards exceeding expectations.
Explain the importance of company policies and procedures.
Identify and apply high-priority organisational skills that drive high performance.
Plan and manage career progression once in the workplace.
Distinguish between budgeting and personal finances and be able to make critical financial decisions.
IS THIS COURSE FOR?
Young and newly hired professionals
Trainees undertaking in-company training (e.g., Dual Vocational Training)
Youth who have recently completed high school (Grade 12/NSC) and planning to join skills programmes
Graduates from institutions of higher learning (TVETs and Universities
for the course
- Access to a laptop computer, desktop or smartphone.
- Strong determination to develop oneself.
- Willingness to participate in group and peer-to-peer activities.
- Willingness to interact with other participants via emails or WhatsApp to support learning.
- Willingness to reach out to the course facilitator for additional support.
- Keeping a positive mindset and attitude towards learning.
- Being a team player.
- Time management and self-discipline to complete all assessments and assignments on time.
(12 Sessions with an expert facilitator, 11 Modules, 40-50 learning hours)
Option 1: 5 Days of classroom learning, supported by online interactivities and assessments.
Option 2: Virtual Sessions via Moodle’s Big Blue Button supported by online interactivities and assessments.
Accredited CPD Provider
“The course helped me improve my working skills and emotional intelligence. My workplace and daily confidence have increased greatly.”
“The workplace skills course helped me manage challenging situations and work pressure. As my mentors gave me more significant duties, my workload rose. Managing work and school became difficult, but the workplace skills course helped with time management, distraction elimination, and prioritising tasks.”
“The skills I learnt will help me improve my performance going into the workplace. I learnt to be aware of verbal and non-verbal forms of communication, be organised, self-disciplined and proactive in the workplace: collaboration and networking. Building relationships, collaboration and networking are critical in any work environment.”
“I am sincerely grateful for your exceptional course facilitation. It has been a privilege to be under your guidance as a student throughout this journey. I deeply value your unwavering dedication and how you presented the course material. As the course ends, I want you to know that you have continually inspired me to strive for improvement in my personal and professional pursuits.”
“I have developed better communication skills when interacting with my coworkers. I focus on my body language, such as maintaining eye contact; when someone is presenting, I contribute to the conversation and show active listening; I also focus on keeping my tone moderate and talking in clear and complete sentences. I also focused on accepting other people’s perspectives when having an interaction.”
“I feel confident in adapting quickly to a new work environment. While the speed of this adaptation may vary depending on numerous aspects, I am confident in the interpersonal and productivity skillsets I have learnt. I can separate emotional concerns and focus on the goals of the organisation.”
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