- Head of Sector Essential Skills, West College Scotland, Mr Grant Taylor shed light on the essential skills required in life
Laying stress on the present day fact that only skills acquired by a student make him stand apart from others, Mr Taylor said: “ Society and the economy requires a work force that is hardworking, passionate, creative and is able to understand how to improve skills and further develop. As such the function of education is to teach students to think intensively and critically. A student should have natural progression and should be able to solve problem analytically.” Mr Bradely informed: “There is an innovative online application developed at West College Scotland, for reflecting and tracking the personal development of essential, transferable skills. It provides 40 skills across the different capacities of ‘Curriculum for Excellence’. This allows learners to evaluate themselves against these skills.”
By using a series of prompts inputting these skills, a personal profile page is created, which shows an academic record of students course. This system allows students to identify all of the instances where they felt they had developed skills with their own learning. It provides learners with a stronger, more detailed CV and improved articulation to express their development and education.
LPU Chancellor Mr Ashok Mittal appreciated the exclusive endeavour of Scotland scholars. Mr Mittal asked LPU faculty members to work upon the application in accordance so that students may be able to assess their own abilities as per the needs of the industry.