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JASS


Overview

A patent attribute of the St. Joseph’s College, Trichy is social responsibility and care for the community. Most colleges endeavor to make a positive contribution to the underprivileged communities by supporting a wide range of socio-economic and primarily, educational initiatives. Here is an initiative we’ve called it JASS - Joseph’s Academy of Soft Skills. An initiative which has its origin in the academic year 2008-09 that addresses several human resources issues as plain as Education to Employment and progression. Ensuring employability, activity based learning, individualized learning plan, making study exciting and generating interest, enthusiasm and success are some of our priorities. We launched this programme for I PG students from the academic year 2012-13 till date -as a 4 Credit (IDC) course. For III UG students, a certificate programme on Soft skills was organized from 2014-2016 and as a 2 credit hour from 2016- till date.



JASS’s approach


Study (2007) revealed that there is a wide gap between the expectations of the employers and preparedness of the students. JASS has adapted an approach that fill the gap to some degree a two dimensional approach.

One, preparation of fresh graduates with employability skills which just don’t comprise areas such as successfully cracking interviews in panels or writing resumes but several other programs such as Video shooting of GD Presentation with full Audio and Video systems on stage, classes in Audio Video rooms and online examinations, provide a realistic experience to our students.

Two, involve the corporate in our cycle which ensures clarity pertaining to the gaps they currently face. This approach has assisted us in further refining our programs as per the industry requirements.

Objectives


  • To provide a focused training on soft skills for students in colleges for better job opportunities.
  • To create an interface between industries and educational institutions and make a better living at home, industry and world
  • Enable the youth to compete and secure a place in the national and international job market
  • To enhance and sharpen the required skills among the graduates and make them employable
  • To reach out other institutions to train faculty and students on soft skills
  • To attain higher level of consciousness.


Soft Skills Training for Faculty Members for I PG

A group of 56 selected Teaching Faculty from various departments were trained by IMPART, an organization who trains teachers in soft skills. Initially, they were given a package of Soft Skills Training Programme that lasted for 8 days (Out Door & indoor Programme). Besides, a yearly entry level and exit level training programme is organized for all the Soft skills Faculty members.


Soft Skills Training for Faculty Members for III UG

A group of 43 selected Teaching Faculty from various departments were given a two day (17/7/17 and 19/7/17) training programme by Human Resource Mentoring Agency. Besides, a yearly entry level and exit level training programme is organized for all the Soft skills Faculty members.


Who is it offered to?

First PG Students of Shift I & Shift II (From 2012- ) 4 credits, Part of the Curriculum
III UG Students of Shift I & Shift II (From 2014-15 & 2014-15: Certificate Programme)
III UG Students of Shift I & Shift II (From 2016- ) 2 credits, part of the curriculum


Modules Offered

  • Basics of communication & Effective communication
  • Resume writing & Interview Skills
  • Group Discussion & Team Building
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Numerical Ability & Test of Reasoning

Publications for I PG

2012-13. Winners in the Making: An introduction to Soft Skills (I PG Text cum Exercise Book)
2013-14. Reprint
2015-16. Revised First Edition
2018-19 Revised Second Edition


Publication for III UG

2016-17. Straight from the Traits: Securing Soft Skills (III UG Text cum Exercise Book)
2017-18. Straight from the Traits: Securing Soft skills ( Revised First Edition)


Outcome


- A fresher walking with the required employability skills
- A fresher able to understand the magnitude of behavior in an organization
- A fresher equipped to develop soft skills
- An efficient employee for the organization and he/she is a fresher




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