“Employability skills” key for graduates

first_imgLinkedin Advertisement Changes to the Student Support Scheme for people living in Direct Provision TAGSeducationLimerick College of Further EducationPat Maunsell LCFE director News“Employability skills” key for graduatesBy John Keogh – October 30, 2014 859 Twitter Students in Limerick colleges to benefit from more than €1.5M funding to assist with online learning Print Previous articlePremier night party for film festivalNext articleSophie’s legacy John Keoghhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebookcenter_img Applied Social Studies graduates at the recent Limerick College of Further Education graduation ceremony Applied Social Studies graduates at the recent Limerick College of Further Education graduation ceremonyTHIRD level research has emphasised the need for a shift “from skills for employment towards skills for ‘employability’”, according to Limerick College of Further Education director Pat Maunsell.Speaking at the college’s annual graduation ceremony last week, he said: “Today, one has to be a lifelong learner. You must be good at learning. Recent research emphasizes the shift from skills for employment towards skills for ‘employability. Skills such as good communication, interpersonal and ICT skills are crucial for success today because all jobs require them.”Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up Mr Maunsell also said that the LCFE can play a key role in the region’s economic recovery.He continued: “This fast-paced world is constantly changing and the future will be challenging for all of us.  We live in difficult economic times where there are financial and other pressures on us all.  The indicators are though that things are picking up.  We believe that LCFE can play an important role in the recovery of the Limerick and Clare region and play a significant role in getting people back to work and onto to higher education if they so wish.”Almost 250 learners received awards in various disciplines and the ceremony, held in The Strand Hotel, was attended by more than 750 guests and graduates. RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR Limerick schools urged to get involved in STEM challenge Email Consultation process on a new action plan for apprenticeship launched Limerick social entrepreneurs honoured for their work in response to covid-19 Education and Training Board serves up award winning standards WhatsApplast_img read more

Malang university students invent disinfection chamber to prevent COVID-19 spread

first_imgThe mechanical engineering student added that the liquid disinfectant used in the chamber was made from herbal ingredients and non-flammable alcohol, which are safe for humans.Malang administration cooperated with Brawijaya University to procure 70 SiCo chambers, each valued for Rp 2 million (US$126.75), to be installed in various spots across the city.“Malang health agency would provide the liquid disinfectant. The mobile chambers would be available to be borrowed by those who need them,” Malang regional secretary Wasto said.East Java Governor Khofifah Indar Parawansa on Friday declared a state of emergency in the province in an effort to contain the COVID-19 outbreak. Malang and Surabaya were also declared “red zones” as 175 people in Surabaya and 74 others in Malang were suspected of having contracted COVID-19.“The state of emergency is to be enforced for an indefinite period,” Khofifah said on Friday, as quoted by Antara news agency. (trn)Topics : Students of Brawijaya University in Malang, East Java invented a disinfection chamber to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 in the area, which authorities have declared to be vulnerable to a disease outbreak.The device, called the Sikat Corona (corona scrubber) or SiCo, is a two-meter-high, one-meter-wide chamber covered by a transparent material and equipped with a nozzle to spray disinfectant.Syahrizal Maulana, one of seven students working on the chamber, said it could be operated manually or automatically. The manual chamber, which requires a human operator, is suitable for indoor usage. Meanwhile, the automatic one is suitable for outdoor usage in public places, such as parks and markets, because the chamber would automatically spray disinfectant whenever a person enters it.“Current methods of disinfection mainly depend on the availability of human operators. This can be ineffective as it would create long queues of people waiting to be disinfected,” Syahrizal said.Read also: Regions close schools, cancel public events because of COVID-19The chamber holds seven liters of liquid disinfectant that can be used for 15 people at most. It takes five seconds to spray disinfectant on one person.last_img read more