Home | Secretarial Practice
In the modern world, no business can do without workers who know their job and do it well. With the scale of operations of every business reaching beyond their limits, the need for skilled professionals who can assist the owners is ever increasing.
One of the most important roles in any organization is that of secretaries. While their role is mostly to assist their superiors, the truth is that no business head or owner or CEO can work efficiently without the help of secretaries. This gives them a very important spot in any business organization.
In the past, secretaries were only required to know small skills like typing and filing. However, with the growth of businesses to international levels, their roles and responsibilities have also expanded significantly. As a result, a new breed of secretaries has emerged in the world. These are professional women who know their job and are committed to performing them as well as possible.Read More
In India, the role of secretaries was earlier undervalued. However, when professional institutions like IWP starting offering secretarial practice courses, a new kind of respect emerged for this line of work. Side by side, the salaries drawn by secretaries also increased significantly.
Nowadays, a skilled secretary can draw a decent salary at almost any business organization. This, of course, depends on many factors such as education, experience, work responsibilities, performance etc. One of the biggest factors for employment in reputable and well-paying businesses for secretaries is a proper degree from a respectable institution.What Does the Secretarial Practice Course at IWP Offer?
Among institutions offering secretarial practice courses and certifications, IWP is one of the best. For almost the past 10 years, IWP has been dedicated to helping women get great jobs and create successful careers. The Secretarial Practice course is especially popular because it orients students with all the things that they need to start working professionally. The course is easily one of the most expansive as well as reputed in North India.
In essence, secretarial practice requires applicants to learn everything there is to know about assisting executives. This requires them to have complete working knowledge of any number of business tasks that their bosses might need help in. In addition, secretaries must also be able to adapt to different circumstances which require them to develop additional skills. This is so because no two businesses run exactly the same. The best secretaries keep in mind the working requirements and improvise accordingly. This dynamism and versatility is at the heart of the Secretarial Practice course we teach.
At IWP, students are given exposure to the working environment of companies. They are taught very specific skills like steno-typing, business correspondence, office management etc. These skills are very high in-demand and the right combination of them often results in our students getting great jobs. Another very important part of the IWP Secretarial Practice course is Remedial English. These days, no respectable business will operate without a good knowledge of English. So, our students are taught all the fundamentals of the language so that they can immediately join and start working in a good organization.
Since the IWP Secretarial Practice course has been developed by keeping in mind the industry environment, it also offers students a very extensive Personality Development and Interview Skills segment. This is a major part of the course and serves to make students job-ready. Naturally, when you graduate from IWP and start looking for a job, you are going to find a lot of use for the interpersonal skills you learn with us.
All the skills that you have learned with IWP will come to use in your professional life. However, we also want to help you adapt to any company that you go to work in. That is why at the end of the Secretarial Practice course, students are given a full month of practical training which is as close to any working environment that you are going to find. This is very important because we want our students to be able to start working as soon as they graduate.
Normally, you will find that any student has a certain orientation period that they must go through when they start working professionally. However, if you have the right guidance and the right attitude, then you can not only become a great professional but also give your career a boost right from the start. So, IWP ensures through its course and exposure modules that you are as ready as possible to start working and begin a successful career. Now that you have a good idea of what the IWP Secretarial Practice course offers, let’s look at the actual details of the course.What Are the Biggest Parts of the IWP Secretarial Practice Course?
The IWP Secretarial Practice course has been designed to provide students with a complete knowledge of all the skills they need to work as secretaries. The concept of the course comes from the extensive experience of our Secretarial Practice experts and educators. They have worked tirelessly to develop the course and keep it relevant in every business. A highlight of the course is that it is frequently updated with the latest techniques and working methodologies as practiced by the best in the field. Now, let us consider some of the biggest segments of the course itself.
ShorthandEver since business organizations have existed, shorthand has been a common and popular method of recording the most important details of meetings, discussions, conferences etc. The rise of the computer age has only made the process even more specialized and specific. Any person who wants to be a secretary must have a complete knowledge of the most popular kinds of shorthand methods being used by businesses across the world. That is why IWP’s Secretarial Practice course makes this the first and foremost aspect of their intensive secretarial training.
Typewriting Typewriters have been used by businesses ever since they were invented. It did not take long for commercial organizations to recognize the value that they bring to any business and implement them into their daily working process. Though typewriters have largely been made obsolete with the invention and popular use of computers, the idea of typing is very much popular across the world. When you start working as a secretary after graduating from IWP, you will find yourself needing your typing skills almost every day. So, IWP Secretarial Practice students are given a thorough overview and regular practice of the art of typing. This also helps them sharpen their skills and apply them effectively to any work setting.
Secretarial Practice As the name suggests, this is the core of the Secretarial Practice course at IWP. Students learn in this segment to not only understand what it means to be a secretary but also what it requires for them to succeed. Naturally, understanding the basics of secretarial practice is immensely helpful in getting our students job-ready. Moreover, they become capable of identifying the roles and responsibilities that they can undertake. As a result, their way of working develops into something unique and ensures that they find great working opportunities wherever they go.
Office Management Often you will find that professional secretaries perform a number of actions other than what they are trained for. While this is not a direct part of their training, having these managerial skills can work wonders for them professionally. Every boss or executive understands the value of a good secretary who can ably manage their office in their absence. With enough displays of their managerial capabilities, secretaries can also be permanently given the role of proxy managers. This increase in responsibilities will also come with a hefty salary raise, which is always welcome to any professional.
Business Correspondence When you start working professionally, you will find that there is a lot more to being a secretary than simply following your superior around and executing their orders. On many occasions, you might be asked to work separately as well. One of the most common situations here is when secretaries are asked to draft letters and other business communications for their bosses. As a professional secretary, it is almost given that you will be asked to do this sooner or later. In that case, you need to have a good understanding of the due process through which formal and sometimes even legal letters are drafted. If you can show your superiors that you have this knowledge and can apply it effectively to smooth out their daily tasks, then you can bet a promotion might be waiting for you in the not-so-far future.
Accounting Secretaries work for different companies. Their size can vary greatly and often secretaries might be asked to perform other tasks that they are not directly trained for. One of these tasks is managing or maintaining financial books. Having the ability to do so ably will ensure that your boss relies a lot on you and even come to trust you with more important tasks than any of your co-workers. That is why IWP teaches its Secretarial Practice students the basics of book-keeping and accountancy. The classes are taught in a very simple and effective manner. Each student is given all the details that they need to understand the financial practice of companies. Also, there are extra classes to help reinforce what has been taught previously. Most of our Secretarial Practice students find great use for these skills in life. This becomes even more important when you get promoted to more important roles.
Remedial English English is the language of international transactions. No business can truly profit without incorporating it into their way of working. Naturally, they also need their secretaries to be very good at the language. If you have a look at the secretarial job market, then you will see that those applicants who know English get significantly more job opportunities than those who don’t. To help our students get placed in great companies, IWP provides a very comprehensive English course. The main part of this course is based on helping students correct the mistaken English that they might have acquired during schooling. Students also learn about business language and begin to use it effectively n their lives. This, in turn, helps them become capable of working in any business.
Computer Training You cannot make any kind of a career in today’s world without a good working knowledge of computers. We understand that every student has some knowledge of how computers work. However, we take it upon ourselves to refine this knowledge and make it good enough to be used professionally. The computer training course at IWP makes sure student have all the working understanding of common software like MS Office. This goes a long way in ensuring they get selected for great jobs. In addition to the above course particulars, IWP’s 2-year Higher Diploma in Secretarial Practice and Office Management also includes PR or Public Relations Management and training in Corporate PRO/Press-Conference and Exhibitions. This course is very popular with aspiring young women who want complete training and exposure to start their career and achieve great heights in it. Finally, the course is rounded-off with personality development and interpersonal skills development to help students understand how to develop and maintain working relationships with their juniors, colleagues, and superiors. So, as you can see the Secretarial Practice course at IWP is very vast and contains everything you might need to be job-ready. Now the question becomes:
IWP is one of the leading institutions in India for women’s education. Our focus is on getting students ready for a great professional career. We train them not just in getting employed but also in ensuring long-term employment as well as quick promotions.
In addition, we also offer placement services with a high degree of success. As many as 72% of all our Secretarial Practice students get placed through IWP and others find it very easy to get good jobs.
If you are looking for an institute that can help you become a skilled professional who will find employment without any trouble, then IWP is the first place to look. Contact us today to get started.
DURATION: 1 Year / 2 Years