About USEK

Skills Development Center (SDC)

1. Mission

The Skills Development Center (SDC) at USEK empowers individuals through upskilling and reskilling initiatives, providing them with practical knowledge and hands-on skills essential for success in today’s dynamic job market. We address the specific needs of our local community and the wider region by offering tailored, short-term training programs aligned with industry demands. Our commitment extends to supporting trainees with the necessary knowledge and equipment to advance their careers.

2. Vision

The Skills Development Center (SDC) at USEK is driven by a vision to revolutionize the way individuals engage with the job market, transforming challenges into opportunities through a skill-based approach. We are dedicated to equipping our community with the practical knowledge and hands-on skills required to excel in today’s and tomorrow’s dynamic and competitive environments. Our goal is to create an ecosystem where cutting-edge training and industry demands converge, by focusing exclusively on market-relevant training programs. The SDC aims to bridge the gap between traditional education and the real-world needs of the workforce, ensuring that every trainee is not just employable, but primed to lead and innovate.

3. Core Principles

  • Skills Enhancement
    We are committed to providing high-quality, industry-relevant training that equips our participants with the competencies and capabilities needed to excel in their chosen fields.
  • Employability
    Our focus is on increasing the employability of our trainees by emphasizing practical, market-driven skills that directly translate into job opportunities. Our training programs are designed to bridge the gap between education and employment.
  • Upskilling and Reskilling
    We recognize the significance of upskilling and reskilling in today’s rapidly evolving job market. Our mission extends beyond initial training to supporting individuals throughout their careers, helping them stay current and adaptable or facilitating career shifts in response to the evolving job landscape.

4. Upcoming Trainings

Python Programming Training
Explore the essentials of Python programming with a pioneering training program offered by the Skills Development Center at USEK. Offered in collaboration with Mouna Bustros Foundation (FMB) and CME, this training is a unique convergence of accessibility and professional enhancement. Meticulously designed to empower participants from diverse backgrounds, it sets the foundations for personal and professional growth.

Number of Hours: 40 hours

Learning Outcomes:
  • Introduce Python programming.
  • Familiarize trainees with Jupyter Notebooks.
  • Practice completing Python exercises.
  • Understand how to work with various types of data.
  • Explore data structures and algorithms in Python.
  • Learn how to build logic that can dynamically manage information and provide advanced functionality.
  • Explore the Python packages and libraries used by data professionals.

Acquired Skill(s): Become a proficient Python programmer.

Prerequisite Skill(s): Basic computer skills.

Target Persona:
  • Career changers: Transition into the tech landscape with Python programming. Ideal for those from non-technical backgrounds eyeing lucrative and fulfilling tech opportunities.
  • Professionals seeking advancement: Elevate your career by mastering Python. Especially beneficial for individuals in IT, data analysis, finance, and engineering, looking to enhance efficiency or diversify job responsibilities.
  • Recent graduates and students: Stand out in the job market by adding in-demand Python skills to your repertoire. A perfect choice for university students aiming to supplement their education with practical tech skills.
  • Entrepreneurs and small business owners: Automate your operations, analyze data, or build innovative tech solutions with Python. Tailored for visionaries eager to drive their business forward through technology.
  • Educators and academics: Ideal for those in academia seeking to integrate programming into their field of expertise.
  • Freelancers: Expand your freelance toolkit with Python programming. This training is designed for independent professionals eager to diversify their skills and deliver even greater value to their clients.

Delivery mode: Exclusively on campus

Certification Opportunity: Certification badge delivered by Python Institute.

Round 1 (May 2024): Now Recruiting!

5. Connect With Us!

At the Skills Development Center, we are committed to expanding our training portfolio to meet your needs. Have a training suggestion? Your input is invaluable in helping us provide the most relevant and impactful training programs.

You Name It, We Train It.

Contact Information
Phone: +961 9 600 905
Email: center.sdc@usek.edu.lb
Your suggestion could be the next big thing at SDC!
Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
Tel.: (+961) 9 600 000
Fax : (+961) 9 600 100
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