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Invest in Yourself: Lifelong Learning with the British Council Singapore at SkillsFuture Festival 2018
SkillsFuture is a national movement aimed at inspiring young learners, working professionals and active agers to develop their skillsets throughout life. The month-long SkillsFuture Festival 2018 will bring awareness of the benefits of lifelong learning through experiential learning experiences, interactive workshops, talks, exhibitions and more.
From 30 June to 1 July 2018, British Council will be participating in the SkillsFuture Festival 2018 launch event at the Lifelong Learning Institute to offer Singaporeans the opportunity to learn how to prepare for a better and successful future, no matter the starting point.
For more than 30 years, the British Council Professional Development Centre (PDC) has facilitated intensive courses for improvements in specific areas for working professionals. The PDC trains more than 8,000 employees a year in the public and private sectors, and courses are designed to put new skills into action with immediate results.
Individuals looking to develop their careers and learn how to effectively face the challenges of the modern workplace will have the chance to talk to the British Council PDC representatives about their workshops, which are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit and cover over 30 different topics, from Written Communication – Business Writing Essentials, Interpersonal Communications – Handling Difficult Colleagues and Customers, Interpersonal Communications – Effective Public Speaking to many more.
Those seeking to improve their English language skills can explore courses such as Business Confidence, and the Business English Skills Training (BEST). Individuals looking for a career in education can speak to the British Council about the Certificate in Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages (CELTA) course; the internationally recognised teaching qualification.
The #SketchYourSkills interactive exhibition by British Council at SkillsFuture Festival 2018 will engage and educate the visitors curious about British Council courses through illustrations created by Idea Ink. Visitors will be encouraged to write their skills onto a post-it note for the illustrators to develop into a picture-worthy canvas. At the booth, visitors can also take a quiz on skills and standard English for a chance in a lucky draw.
“SkillsFuture is an excellent movement and we are excited to be a part of SkillsFuture Festival 2018, to provide Singaporeans with beneficial courses to strengthen their communications skills and progress in personal and professional advancement,” said Roland Davies, Country Director, British Council Singapore.
In conjunction with the month long SkillsFuture Festival 2018, the British Council will be hosting public lunchtime interactive talks which include topics from their popular 90-minute professional workshops, Bitesize90, as well as a talk on becoming an English teacher.
- Mindfulness (2 July, 12 noon - 2 p.m., British Council, Toa Payoh Centre) What is mindfulness, why is it important in today’s workforce and how can you apply it in the workplace and your personal life to achieve success
- The Multi-Generational Team (24 July, 12 noon - 2 p.m., British Council, Toa Payoh Centre) Bridging the generation gaps between your colleagues in the office, and how to best communicate with them
- How to become an English teacher (26 July, 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. British Council, Napier Road Centre) An informative session for those wishing to teach or tutor English, in Singapore or abroad
- Say it clearly (30 July, 1.30 p.m. - 3.30 p.m., British Council, Napier Road Centre) This workshop will focus on clear and precise spoken English, improving pronunciation
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