After intensive lectures and successfully working on clients’ assignments under KFI production unit, it’s now time our 3rd year’s students get introduced into new spaces of World of work. Currently preparations are under-way while the students eagerly wait for their intern-ship confirmations. The main aim of having the students working as interns at various media companies is for them to continue the learning process in a production house and apply the lessons taught in class which will improve their employability chances. The intern-ship will start in February to April 2015, with the graduation expected somewhere in June 2015. Our training is hands on, with a good balance of theoretical lectures and practical assignments.
We mentor and coach the students on the vital employability skills whilst also working on their life skills that help them adapt into new organization cultures. This week we have the pleasure of hosting Mr. Wilson Masaka from Nairobi, Kenya who is a social entrepreneur, IT expert and a trainer. He has vast experiences working with youth groups in the ICT sectors through the Nairobits model.
The ongoing lectures are based on the following;
- Communication skills
- Work ethics
- Planning and organization cultures and structures (How to adapt into new work environments).
- Moving from the comfort zone into new power zone of learning new things.
- Career mapping and goal setting
Our biggest philosophy is learning by doing and we take a more participatory approach allowing our students to have different view points during the group discussion that has improved our students’ self-esteem, confidence and language barriers.
“It is always a great pleasure to share my skills and experiences with the young people and of course learn from them. I’m happy being part of the KFI team. The creativity and the zeal of the team make me feel home away from home. I would recommend any company looking for great film maker, camera operators etc to come to KFI.” – Wilson Masaka
Tips and Key lesson highlighted
Career Mapping / Plan
Step 1: Choose your ideal career. Place it at the center.
Step 2: Link it to your interest, vision, skills, values, goals, education requirement.
You may branch out further, make sure the process follows the SMART principle.
- M- MEASURABLE
- A- ATTAINABLE or ACHIEVABLE
- R- REALISTIC or RELEVANT
- T- TIME-BOUND
Note: You may consult with your friends and mentors in the field of your choice to get more insight on your career.