Education and Student Affairs (ESA) is the central service for prospective students and those already enrolled at Eindhoven University of Technology. It provides a broad range of services, including student enrollment, help choosing the right study program, various types of training and coaching (e.g. study skills), and the execution of ICT programs for education (e.g. video lectures and the notebook project). ESA also provides language training in Academic English and Dutch as a second language (NT2), language support, as well as Intercultural Communication. Moreover, ESA offers individual coaching for students with personal problems, advice to students wanting to study abroad, student financial support, and mediation regarding grants and scholarships.
Student Facilities is part of ESA and consists of four teams: Student Coaching, Counseling & Information, TU/e Language Center, Career & Professional Skills and the Planning & Support Center.
The Career & Professional Skills team's tasks include coaching & training of both Bachelor as Master students. Further they are involved in the coordination, project management and bringing together different parties and actors involved in the work orientation of students. They also have close contacts with study and career associations. Also they help the faculties with the embedding of professional skills in the curriculum.
Within the TU/e, a development trajectory has taken place in order to make a quality change to a future-proof educational support. For the Career & Professional Skills team this means, among other things, working towards a more pro-active coordinating role to help achieving the vision 2030 of the TUe on employability and challenge based learning, to mention the important focus points for the coming yearsJob description
In this position, we expect you to work as a skills trainer as well as a coordinator for one or more faculties. Training and coaching students and student assistants in the field of professional skills development and career orientation and advising on programs related to employability will be your daily work. In addition, you will work on projects with an implementation character. These can be in the field of employability, but also on the cutting edge of education and IT whereby IT will be used as a means to achieve the goals. For example, the use of online badges to value skill development and career orientation is such a project.Tasks
The workday/week of a skills trainer will include some of the following aspects:
- Coordinating, organizing, preparing and/or giving professional skill trainings;
- Coaching individual students on professional development and/or on career aspects;
- Staff meetings with faculties about embedding professional skills in the curriculum;