Lancers International School and The University of Sydney have come up with a collaborative session on “Life skills for the 21st Century”. The day-long session had many events such as expert talks, summer programs, and workshops, said a press statement.
The event was graced by Dr. Michael Spence AC (Vice-Chancellor and Principal), Professor Richard Miles (Pro-Vice Chancellor of the university), Taniya Rhodes Taylor (University Vice-Principal (External Relations), Y.K. Sindhwani (Head of school).
The main motive of the event was to equip students for the emerging careers. Furthermore, the collaboration also intends to guide and empower students as they progress towards their career goals. Where-in, Professor Miles delivered a short guest lecture on “Life Skills for the 21st Century” to show the importance of the industrial revolution, job trend that sets the Creativity, emotional intelligence, critical thinking, and interdisciplinary knowledge.
Taniya Rhodes Taylor, Vice-Principal (External Relations) also briefed students about the undergraduate programs at the University and how the same have been revolutionised by integrating new approaches to teaching methodologies and internships. The event also witnessed the launch of a new scholarship programme for students in India. This is the first time the university has launched country specific scholarships.
Students also got an opportunity to have an interactive session with the delegates wherein the students got answers to a range of questions from the role of AI in the new job market to the various ways in which emotional intelligence can be enhanced. Students and teachers from various other schools attended the event which was indeed an enriching experience.
Rohit Mann, Director, Lancers International School said: “The idea is to give students a the glimpse of future from career perspective and we are glad that delegates from University of Sydney graced us with their presence to guide these young minds towards the future.”