The goal of the advanced skills program is to give students a competitive advantage as they compete for admission to the best universities and eventually for the highly coveted jobs after graduation. Our strategy is three fold: Strengthen student’s academic capacity, Promote character development, Foster an entrepreneurial mindset. To this end, we want the students to excel in six essential skills for the 21st Century scholar/employee:
- Public speaking
- Critical thinking
- Problem solving
- Interpersonal skills
Additionally, we want the students to view their future as their business. Consequently, we focus on cultivating those traits that make the standout business entrepreneur successful: creativity, innovation, initiative, self-discipline, flexibility, perseverance and excellence. Students with the mindset of an entrepreneur will be creative about accomplishing their goals, be flexible when confronted with obstacles and problem-solve their way to success.