kheru2006 (kheru2006) wrote,

The need for soft skills

WHEN applying for a job, employers always want to know what a potential employee can do for the organisation. This is where soft skills come in handy and help snag that coveted job.

At the recent Memorandum of Understanding signing between Nilai University and DC Training Malaysia Sdn Bhd (which runs Dale Carnegie Training), the varsity’s vice president of academic affairs Prof Datuk Dr Sothi Rachagan explained the reason for the collaboration.

“Soft skills are critical for success. Dale Carnegie trainers focus on the five ‘drivers of success’ and this will give our students a headstart in their professional lives,” he said.

The “five drivers of success” are self-confidence, interpersonal skills, communication, leadership and improving one’s attitude.

The varsity is the first domestic tertiary education institution to enter into a partnership with Dale Carnegie. Under the partnership, the Dale Carnegie Training programme is available to all degree level students. A preview of the course was held at the signing ceremony to give students a sample of what to expect.

DC Training Malaysia Sdn Bhd president and chief executive officer Datuk Wan Hisham Wan Salleh assured students that those who attend the training would be more marketable.

He cited an example where those who underwent the course were preferred for job vacancies in Cyberjaya as employers were confident of their soft skills.

The varsity has also entered into collaborative agreements with other professional organisations to benefit its students, including the Malaysian Food and Beverage Executives Association who will provide professional certification for students from the varsity’s School of Hospitality and Tourism.

The STAR Online Home Education Sunday January 6, 2013

Tags: skills

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