CMU has launched Skills4Life, a learning programme to develop necessary life and work skills, provided by CMU Lifelong Education under the mission of learning promotion for people of all ages and SDG 4 that aims to prepare human resource for changes in technology, economy and environment. Presided over by Prof. Dr. Pongrak Sribanditmongkol – CMU President ad interim, the launch was held at SFX Cinema MAYA.
Participants at the event got to attend a special lecture on HR Talent Search and Management of Future Skill by Mr. Chakraphan Kaewsichan, Managing Director of Q Hunter Recruitment, who highlighted the importance of the change in learning approach towards developing of soft skills in conjunction with hard skills for workers today. Also, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Pradthana Jaipong, Director of CMU Lifelong Education, and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Nuttee Suree, Deputy Director for Educational Innovation, shared their visions on the programme.
Skills4Life aims to elevate learners’ soft skills systematically through the 16 online courses carefully designed by experts with immense knowledge and experience from CMU and external organisations. They are divided into four main categories: Critical Thinking, Planning and Ways of Working, Communication and Mental Flexibility. There are also soft skills tests that would assess existing skills and give advice on areas that needs reinforcement or improvement. During the six months of operation, the project has shown tremendous progress and received great feedback. A total of 12,847 new graduates and working adults enrolled in the programme and 4,944 passed the action learning activities.
A special feature of Skills4Life lies in the fact that it prioritises learners’ needs – the courses have been designed based on the applicability to daily life, the current trends and the employers’ needs, both in the public and private sector.
- Learning theories that can explain phenomena in depth; some behaviours can be explained using psychology and this theoretical knowledge would allow learners to understand and solve problems at their roots.
- Learning from teachers who have great expertise and experience to share with learners in a clear and easy-to-understand manner
- Learning current contents that are kept up to date to match the needs of learners and employers alike
- Learning through an online system accessible anywhere anytime, thus allowing learners to tailor their own learning experiences by choosing what and when to learn, and be able to apply it to their life and work right after completion
Skills4Life is a 24/7 learning platform that contains active learning courses tailor-made to meet organisational needs. It will help build soft skills and future skills for learners of all ages. Find out more about the free 16 courses at www.lifelong.cmu.ac.th/skills4life
As a public space for education, CMU is ready to be a part of the capacity development and enhancement for people of all ages so that they will have the knowledge and skills that prove valuable to society.