MSK for Employability Skills Training and Therapy

‘Employability skills are defined as skills required not only to gain employment, but also to progress within an enterprise so as to achieve one’s potential and contribute successfully to enterprise strategic directions.’

These skills were seen to have relevance to both entry-level and established employees. It was also recognized that the skills would be prioritized and adapted to suit various job-roles. MSK identified following skills :

Adoptability to the industrial environment including fit to the (3m) men, machine, materials :
  • Communication skills that contribute to productive and harmonious relations between employees and customers
  • Teamwork with team co-operation skills that contribute to productive working relationships and outcomes
  • Problem solving skills that contribute to productive outcomes
  • Self-management skills that contribute to employee satisfaction and growth
  • Planning and organizing skills that contributes to long-term and short-term strategic planning
  • Technology skills that contribute to effective execution of tasks
  • Life-long learning skills that contribute to ongoing improvement and expansion in employee and company operations and outcomes
  • Initiative and enterprise skills that contribute to innovative outcomes
  • Learning skill & ability to find and manage relevant information from various sources
  • Ability to receive new ideas performs autonomy learning.
  • Ability to identify opportunities to improve the organization
Employability skills are therefore a significant subset of a broader set of generic skills; Four major conceptual elements in generic competencies, namely :
  • Multi-functional - training to meet the different range and important demands of daily life. Also achieve different goals and to solve multiple problems in different contexts
  • Relevant across many fields - they are relevant for work participation in industries, the labor market, political less processes, social networks, and interpersonal relationships, including family life and for developing a sense of social wellbeing
  • Refer to a high order of mental complexity – a mental autonomy which involves an active and reflective approach to industrial work life
  • Multi-dimensional - composed of know-how, analytical, cultural and communication skills, and common sense.