A quick rundown of events on how we got to what ASSET is today
1. What do we do for the college – About 6-8 months ago
Among all the ideas floated around, the one that made most sense to the majority who participated was to have some sort of Communication Training. Decided to impart the training in 3rd year (5th and 6th semester) rather than do it during the final year.
2. Who do we partner with – About 4-5 months ago
We started talking to a few companies and individuals like Veta and many others. Most were focused on corporates and the ones who did training for colleges were primarily doing crash courses during placement time. We narrowed down on Match Point who were very flexible and excited by our idea of doing something meaningful. They were willing to work with us and tailor a program that will meet our requirements
3. What do we plan to do – About 1-2 months ago
The first step was to do a pilot session where Match Point went to Karaikudi and did a 3 hour session for about 50 students. At the end of the session students were asking for more and the college faculty were also impressed. A meeting of all HODs and the Principal was held to discuss how to take it forward. To our surprise they agreed to conduct these training sessions during regular class hours. This is how it will be conducted
Number of Hours of Training = 48 Hrs
Total Number of sessions = 16
(7 sessions in 5th Semester – July 2012 to Dec 2012)
(9 sessions in 6th Semester – Jan 2013 to June 2013)
Duration of each session = 3 hours
There will be one session per week and all sessions will be conducted on Wednesday.
Total students in 3rd year = 500
Number of Trainers = 5
Class strength of each session = 50 students
5 sessions in the morning, 5 sessions in the afternoon
Each trainer takes 1 session in the morning and 1 session in the afternoon
So the whole day on Wednesday all students of 3rd year will be in ASSET Training almost every week.
Will follow this up with another post on the trainers and the course content.