Employability Skills cannot be learned in isolation from practice. This is why I strongly advocate students completing community based projects while they are involved in the Student Development programs that I facilitate.
For me student projects should address at least one of three basic criteria which are:
- Enhance the student to student experience
- Enhance the student to university experience
- Ehance the student to community experience
More detail about each of these types of student projects will be explained in an upcoming article.
In the meantime, enjoy reading this wonderful ebook that is the result of a completed project by six students involved in the RMIT University Student Leadership Program. I have worked with the six students involved in this project team for the past two years and each of them are highly employable and have been a joy to work with.
Gary Ryan has been facilitating student developing programs since 1995
Visit Gary at http://garyryans.com