Many of these students are first-generation students at these levels and thus are disadvantaged in terms of general exposure and in terms of role models, compared to their peers from privileged backgrounds. Not only does this affect their overall confidence and coping skills, it also create an uneven playing field for these students while competing with their peers, in terms of interview skills, work place interactions and so forth.
Hence one critical element of the Kalatyst programme is to give training in Life Skills and to provide a long term mentor for each student, so that she can develop into a mature, self-confident, all-rounded professional.
Objective of the Life Skills Training:
To equip Katalyst students to cope with daily living challenges and to attempt to compensate through these sessions, their lack of exposure to situations and experiences required for a successful integration into the white-collar managerial world.
UNESCO defines life skills as “the acquisition of knowledge, values, attitudes and skills through the four pillars of learning: learning to know, learning to do, learning to live together and with others, and learning to be”.
Soft skills, placement skills and hard skills Industrial Visit / Corporate Workshop