Participating in SPARK will be an exciting and
rewarding proposition for students at ENTC. Showing courage and leadership they will
be expected to solve some of the most intractable challenges facing humanity. Working
in teams over a period of a year they will explore the boundaries of their capabilities
and at pace develop innovative solutions to resolve those challenges. They will sharpen
their communications, presentation, social media influencing skills in presenting their
valuable experience to an external audience.
The World Economic Forum (WEF) has identified a number of soft skills required to effectively
participate in modern commerce and industry. In participating in the program, the undergraduates
will reinforce or acquire new skills that have been highlighted by the WEF.
In discussions with ENTC, the following skills will be reinforced by taking part in SPARK:
Critical Thinking and analysis
Technology Use Monitoring and control
Resilience, Stress Tolerance and flexibility
Reasoning, Problem-solving and Ideation
The following skill will be developed new by taking part in SPARK:
Complex Problem Solving
Leadership and Social Influencing
The SPARK challenge will in some small
way contribute to the development of a range of “soft skills” required of
a modern day student with the certainty that they will be better prepared
for the dynamics of modern day employment.