“Skilling is building a better India. If we have to move India towards development then Skill Development should be our mission”
Prime Minister of India
Education plays an important role in the all- round development of human being as well as the nation. The 12th Five Year Plan Document of the Planning Commission has laid emphasis on expansion of skill-based programmes in higher education. It recommends setting up of Community Colleges (CC) to serve multiple needs including (i) career oriented education and skills to students interested in directly entering the workforce; (ii) training and education for local employers; (iii) high –touch remedial education for secondary school graduates not ready to enrol in traditional colleges and (iv)general interest courses to the community for personal development and interest.
Keeping this in mind, St.TeresasCollege ,(autonomous), Ernakulam has taken a step to provide education for women and has started Community College on October 6th 2015. The Programme offered presently is Diploma in health Assistance for students who have passed +2 examination. The syllabus framed is in line with the guidelines given by National Skill Development Corpration (NSDC) under Health Sector Skill Council. Upon successful completion of two semesters and industrial training , the students will be in a position to take up job roles such as nursing assistants in hospitals , nursing assistants in old age homes, formal care givers for dementia/ parkinsons /stroke patients both in institutions and homes,
Palliative care giver and health workers in NGO’s.
The Diploma programme in Health Assistance is a 2 semester course offering Skill Course subjects like Anatomy & Physiology , Microbiology , Nutrition, Basic Nursing Practices, Maternal and Child health, Palliative Care, Care for patients with Dementia, Alzhmer’s and Parkinson and General Course subjects like English for Communication, Computer Skills, Psychology , Life Coping Skills and Sociology to equip the students with skills needed to fit their job roles.
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