By Stuart Bogere Oswald & Rogers Wanambwa
Kampala International University is set to conduct the first-ever Career and Skills Development Programme that will equip and empower students for the world of work. The KIU Workplace Series, a work-readiness programme will provide students with a set of workplace skills and behaviours that will help them join and navigate the workplace as they exhibit professionalism with ease and confidence especially after graduation.
According to Ms. Anita Muhairwe Malinga, the programme coordinator, the programme aims to empower students with the necessary work-readiness skills and Entrepreneurial Competencies that will empower them to start their own businesses at the same time enhance their employability.
The first work-readiness lecture by Mr. Ambrose Kibuuka, will be conducted virtually on Zoom on Friday 11th March 2022 from 6:00am to 7:30am, under the theme "Work-Readiness Skills for Graduating Student in the 21st Century as they Embrace the New Normal." All finalists and continuing students are encouraged to attend the virtual session.
Mr Ambrose Kibuuka is a notable facilitator, a Career Specialist and Educationist. He is a Member of Board of Trustees of Kampala International University, and has written several articles on career development and authored the book “After University, What Next."
According to Mr Ambrose, “You can't build a rewarding career by merely passing exams. You have to upgrade into a solution provider. The more valuable the solutions you provide, the more rewarding your career.”
“Therefore, if you want to build a great career, you must develop the mindset, knowledge, skills and networks that make you a valuable solution provider to a defined sector in society. This is the new curriculum for the 21st century life,” he added.
Mr Ambrose Kibuuka equally calls upon the students to actively take part in these skilling programmes. He shares the following links for students to access, read, watch and comment on some of the articles he has written in regards to the theme he is yet to unpack.