Free online lessons to help youths develop soft skills

YOUTHS who want to pick up soft skills can now sign up for free online lessons under the Essential Skills Programme (June series) by Penang Youth Development Corporation (PYDC).

PYDC general manager Dr Gwee Sai Ling said the programme was aimed at enhancing the knowledge and soft skills of youths today.

“There will be eight basic skill modules on self-coaching, personal financial planning, innovative and resilient mindset,

public speaking, developing amazing social skills, crisis leadership, managing transition effectively plus critical thinking and effective problem solving, ” she said during an online launch.

Live modules will be held on June 19, June 20 and another two live modules will be on June 25 and June 26.

“We believe the programme will leave a direct impact on youths to ensure they meet the requirements of industries.

“Today’s youths need to master soft skills to be an asset to an organisation and a nation, ” she said.

Dr Gwee added that the programme would help the young face challenges in an increasingly competitive environment.

“It will cultivate critical thinking skills to raise their marketability, ” she said.

Penang youth and sports committee chairman Soon Lip Chee, who was present, said the programme would provide a good opportunity for youths to improve skills,

“Trainees are recognised by the Human Resource Development Council.

“Participants can choose to follow either all or some of the modules offered, ” he said.

Registration closes two days before the day of the course.

To register, visit

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