It has been said since Ancient Rome: a healthy mind in a healthy body.
That’s exactly what we talked about with the 9th grade students of Pamfil Șeicaru High School, during the first module of the series of personal development workshops organised by CTE Trailers in partnership with Pamfil Șeicaru Technological High School. It was held on the 30th of May together with Cristina Gheorghe – promoter of dual learning projects since 2015 – so that each of the attending teenagers could confidently step on the path of personal development.
Good general hygiene – both physical and mental – has a powerful impact on our health, short term as well as long term. We discussed a wide range of personal hygiene components, from habits to practice in our private lives to ways to present ourselves cleanly, pleasantly and professionally in society.
We reviewed things that seem simple but are really surprising, such as – What is general hygiene? – as well as very real difficulties that teenagers everywhere face, including: acne, the causes of its onset and aggravation, sweating and how to combat it, along with much more.
We didn’t stop at definitions and theory, we also gave practical advice. We went step by step through the correct ways of brushing teeth, washing face and body, along with suggestions on which items they shouldn’t borrow or myths to eliminate in the future through education. We also prepared students for the independence that awaits them in a few years’ time, with presentations on preparing clothing, footwear, the workplace and the working environment, as well as advice on how often to care for items such as textiles, household items, sanitary ware and the home itself.
And this is, of course, one of the first steps towards a stable foundation for future responsible adults.
And because June 1st, Children’s Day, was coming up, the students received their first personal hygiene kit from CTE.
Our development as individuals began somewhere in our early years, when we were introduced to the first social rules, when we were taught what was right and what was wrong. A child’s personal development starts early and continues not only throughout childhood and adolescence, but also once they become adults. The process of personal development for children is a complex process, which requires the attention and participation of parents, other adults around the child and of the education systems. Personal development leads to the formation of behavior, values, world views and skills. These qualities will be used in seeking, gaining and maintaining good relationships, employment and participation in society.
At CTE Trailers we have always been driven by the desire to surpass ourselves. We want to be joined by people with the same set of values, similar goals and the same desire to continue to learn and become better. That’s why, and because we don’t think we’ll ever stop learning, we set up the CTE Trailers Dual System Vocational School project, which harmoniously combines practice with theory. The programme lasts three years, during which young people will gain both theoretical knowledge and practical skills in vehicle mechanics. As our programme aims to employ new mechanics and technicians, students also have the option to take the free driving course for category B vehicles. They will therefore graduate with a balanced package of knowledge, skills and values. Students are also provided with accommodation, meals, transportation (for those from neighboring communities) and protective equipment throughout the project.
In order to get even more involved in these very important years for student development, we have extended our programme of activities within the CTE Trailers Dual System School project by introducing a series of personal development courses, held at our premises from May to June 2022. The courses have been designed and are supported by human education specialists and all activities in the courses are approached in an interactive way to increase the effectiveness of the learning process. The courses are moderated by Ms Cristina Gheorghe, Managing Partner at Human Resources Quality Services, promoter of dual learning projects since 2015, with rich experience in both the educational and business fields.
On June 6th, the module “Vices and addiction” took place, where specialists from the Ilfov Centre for Prevention, Evaluation and Anti-Drug Counseling and commissioners from the Ilfov County Police Inspectorate joined Cristina Gheorghe. True professionals and role models, the guests showed the students which substances are considered legal drugs and which are outlawed. Then, based on this information, they discussed the risks and negative effects of using, selling and concealing legally prohibited substances. Another topic addressed by the experts was which actions are considered misdemeanors and which are considered crimes, with the aim of educating young people about how the law views these substances. As a practical part of this course, each student was given the opportunity to wear a pair of glasses specially designed to simulate the vision of a person who has consumed alcohol during the day, alcohol at night and drugs.
Also covered were topics such as smoking addiction, coffee and alcohol consumption, electronic gadget addiction and the impact of these addictions on teenagers’ lives.
The module “Vices and Addiction” is just one of the courses attended by students who chose to attend the Dual CTE Trailers School. By the end of June, young people will also be taking part in other modules, such as ‘Study and Career’, ‘Financial Education for Teenagers’ and ‘Mental Hygiene’.
At CTE Trailers, it is in our power to learn together
The Internet has become a part of our lifestyle. Whether we access it for news, networking, entertainment or recreation, we are connected. In 2021, the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) estimated that 63% of the world’s population used the internet.
Young people need continuous guidance. As adults occupying various roles in the life of a teenager, from parents to teachers, it is our duty to help them understand and learn how to use the Internet correctly and responsibly. A 2019 Save the Children study showed that 96% of young Romanians between 12 and 17 years old access the Internet using their mobile phone and 27% spend over 6 hours online on a typical school day.
Together with the Internal Security Fund, the Ministry of Internal Affairs and the General Inspectorate of the Romanian Police, we want to inform young people about how they can safely continue their activity in the online environment. The study “Risks and vulnerabilities of students in the online environment” conducted by the Romanian Police found that 38% of children accidentally encountered pornography while surfing the internet. But what should pupils do to avoid becoming a victim?
Check each online group before accepting their invitation;
not send images / videos of intimate situations;
limit access to their profiles;
report inappropriate images;
ask for help if they are threatened.
During the personal development course “Lifestyle”, our speaker Cristina Gheorghe discussed with specialists from the local police about how young people can protect their lifestyle online as well.
The courses are designed and taught by specialists in human and financial education and have an interactive approach.
We are convinced that they harmoniously complement the curriculum and can contribute significantly to your personal development.
We count on your enthusiasm, sincerity and active participation in these courses and we promise to organise other interesting development programs in the future.
Looking forward to meeting you,
CTE Trailers Team
Dear pupils of the 9th A grade – Pamfil Șeicaru Technological High School,
From the desire to help you develop both professionally and personally, CTE Trailers invites you to participate in a series of personal development courses organised at our headquarters between May and June 2022, as follows:
09:00 – 13:00 Cristina Gheorghe
Vices and Addiction
09:00 – 13:00 Cristina Gheorghe and Special Guest