Life skills are behaviours used appropriately and responsibly in the management of personal affairs. They are a set of human skills acquired via teaching or direct experience that are used to handle problems and questions commonly encountered in daily human lives.
The term “life skills” refers the skills usually associated with managing and living a better quality of life, they help us to accomplish our ambitions and live to our full potential.
There is no definitive list of life skills, certain skills may be more or less relevant to you depending on your life circumstances, you culture, beliefs, age, geographic location etc.
Perhaps the most important life skill is the ability to learn. By learning new skills we increase our understanding of the world around us and equip ourselves with the tools we need to live a more productive and fulfilling life. Life skills are not taught directly but often learned through experience and practice.
The programme has been developed for young graduates that have no, or little working experience – to acquire skills and knowledge in relation to their obtained qualification in University or TVET College. Young graduates are able to personally and professionally develop themselves through skills development opportunities offered by SETAs such as Transport Seta, Cathseta, FP&M Seta, Services Seta – which we have over the years been working closely with to empower young people. This programme allows them to be capacitated with skills that enable them to be employable and independent.
This would be dependent on the requirements of the SETAs or other stakeholders that would serve as host employers for internships. Graduates who meet the criteria set are recruited and the selection process unfolds through the principles of ethical hiring.