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What would I like to learn if I became a YouTH

Before applying for YouTH, I asked myself this question, what would I learn from YouTH that I can't learn from an online course or in college? I mean these days you have access to world class courses at your fingertips, quite a few for free. Then I realized, while online courses are great for learning technical skills, you just can't learn non-technical skills or soft skills online. And colleges do build a foundational base but lack the practical skills that you require in real life. So here are the things that I would like to learn if I became a YouTH. These are mostly focused on practical skills and knowledge.
  • Management Skills
    Since I am from the technical background, I know very little about management skills. I am talking about things like time management, communication, planning, decision-making, problem-solving, etc. Also, freelancing and indie development are trending these days so marketing, fundraising, idea validation, etc are essential skills for everyone these days. These are the areas that I would like to improve upon.
  • Technical Skills
    To be honest, as an open source fan and a Linux user, I haven't touched Microsoft stack for a long time. So I would like to like to learn Microsoft things like .net, C#, WIndows server etc. Of course, anything else is also welcome. Oh, and training or workshop on design would be really nice, as my design skills are terrible.
  • Teamwork and Collaboration Skills
    Being a good team player and collaboration are key things in an organization. While, I've been said to be a good team member, I have only worked in small groups and on small projects. Only a few months ago, I learned about Trello and Asana, things that are widely used by teams in project management and I had no idea what that was. So, clearly I have a lot of things to learn about collaboration and working effectively in an organization.
  • Business Etiquettes
    As I said before, being a guy from technical background, I have very little knowledge about non technical skills. Hence, I would like to learn, business etiquettes like communication - both verbal and non verbal, time management, and so on.
  • Personal Finance
    Personal finance such as investing, budgeting, saving, etc are essential skills that is unfortunately not taught in colleges. This is an important skill and can help you attain financial goals and also save you from financial crisis. I would really appreciate a workshop or introductory session on personal finance. 

Posted: 09-04-2018 6:04 PM by vipulc