“Vidumini” Skills Development Endeavour; Skills and Employability Enhancing Programme for the External Graduates of the FHSS (SEEPEG)

The Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences together with the External Degrees and Extension Courses Unit (EDECU) of the University of Sri Jayewardenepura has opened a platform for the faculty’s external BA undergraduates to refine much-needed skills when stepping into the world of work. “Vidumini” Skills Development Endeavour is the main component of the Skills and Employability Enhancing Programme for the External Graduates of the FHSS (SEEPEG) that opens avenues for the external undergraduates to identify their hidden talents while encouraging them to improve on creative skills, employability and entrepreneurial skills. Hoping to have better student participation all events of the program will be conducted in both Sinhala and English.

The program consists of four main pillars each containing several individual events. The first Pillar aims at improving creativity among the external undergraduates. The second Pillar is designed for knowledge enhancement while the third and the fourth pillars are intended for assessing students’ contribution to sustainable/green development and employability and entrepreneurial skills respectively.

Pillar 1 goes by the name “Unleash Your Rhythm” to test the talents and creativity of the students. Some of the events that come under the pillar include writing theme poems/ poetry composition, short story composition, photography competition, and making short films.

“Be Your Best” will be the Pillar 2 and hopes to build excellence and expertise of the students through a range of events. The proposed events that fall under this pillar are “Subhasha” – Sinhala Language Proficiency, improving Intelligence Quotient (IQ) capabilities, creative skills development workshop series, managerial skills development, entrepreneurship development program.

To assess the individual contribution to socio-economic development of society Pillar 3 is called “Show your Worth.” The undergraduates will actively engage in community development events and sharpen their skills in outreach and engagement.

Intending to further enhance employability and entrepreneurial skills Pillar 4 provides opportunities to put into best use the soft skills and entrepreneurial skills developed through other pillars. The theme of the pillar “Reach Perfection” is realized through the activities namely Undergraduate Conference of the External Degree Students (UCEDS), Entrepreneurial skills development program, best portfolio / best journal (based on the overall programme engagement or the work-based training).

In the contemporary world of work a fine blend of competencies in addition to the discipline-based knowledge is highly desirable. Hence, the range of events that enrich this program will undoubtedly have a profound impact on moulding an all-rounder equipped with the right attitude and the aptitude to be leaders of tomorrow.

විදුමිණි නිපුණතා අභිවර්ධන ප්රයාසය

ශ්‍රී ජයවර්ධනපුර විශ්වවිද්‍යාලයේ මානවශාස්ත්‍ර හා සමාජීයවිද්‍යා පීඨයත්, බාහිර උපාධි හා විස්තාරිත පාඨමාලා ඒකකයත් එක්ව සංවිධානය කරනු ලබන නවතම වැඩසටහනක් ලෙස  ‘විදුමිණි නිපුණතා අභිවර්ධන ප්‍රයාසය’ වර්ෂ 2021ක් වූ ඔක්තෝබර් මස 01වැනි දින ආරම්භ කරන ලදී.

මෙය ප්‍රථම වරට, පීඨයේ බාහිර උපාධි අපේක්ෂකයින් සඳහා ක්‍රියාත්මක වන වැඩසටහනක් වන අතර එමඟින් ඔවුන්ගේ නිර්මාණ කෞශල්‍යය ඔප්නැංවීමත්, දැනුම සහ කුශලතා වැඩිදියුණු කිරීමත්, ප්‍රජා සංවර්ධන කර්තව්‍යයන් සඳහා නැඹුරු කිරීමත් මෙන්ම වෘත්තීය නිපුණතා වර්ධනය කිරීමත් මූලික අරමුණු ලෙස සැලකේ.

මෘදු කුසලතා සංවර්ධනය මඟින්  වඩාත් පරිපූර්ණ උපාධිධාරියෙකු අප පීඨයෙන් සමාජගත කිරීම මෙම වැඩසටහනේ මූලික අපේක්ෂාව වේ