In conjunction with the University of Ulster, AKU training has developed an Employability Intervention Initiative dedicated to enhancing employability skills and opportunities for students.
The programme provides a structured development path for students and provides evidence of practical skills in written communication, developing effective working relationships, budgeting and finance skills and standards of behaviour in the workplace. In addition to helping graduates secure a job, it will also help them to develop as young professionals and to demonstrate their commitment to personal and professional development.
The overall aim of the training programme is to enhance students’ employability skills and provide evidence of their potential value to an organisation.
Specifically, the programme seeks to enable students to:
The programme comprises four modules:
Each module is delivered during a half-day lecture with the four modules delivered over two nonconsecutive days. The face-to-face delivery is combined with pre-course reading and development of a Learning Log that tests students’ knowledge of the topics covered in the lectures ie aspects of written communication, relationship building, financial management and governance in practice.
Development of the Learning Log is self-directed and forms the course assessment.
|Face-to-face training||16 hours|
|Pre-course reading and study||8 hours|
|Post-course assessment||6 hours|