Prepare For The Future, Learn Now!
No matter where you find yourself in the employment world today – whether you are an employer, employed, under-employed or unemployed – upskilling has benefits for you.
Upskilling is the process of learning new skills relevant to your job and this COVID-19 pandemic period may just be the time to achieve this. Upskilling can take time, whether it is a day course or a longer educational undertaking. Sometimes an employer requests and pays for the upskilling but it’s always an advantage to seek out such opportunities on your own and be a step ahead.
Maintain Enthusiasm for Your Job
A new set of skills can help you maintain enthusiasm for the job you are currently doing. It can give you confidence and help you approach your work with a better understanding. If you have been employed in the same job for many years, it‘s not uncommon for work to become a little monotonous. A fresh injection of skills can eliminate that boredom and help you achieve more.
Steer Your Business or Workplace to Success
Newfound skills that you acquire can be passed on to people that you interact with. Work colleagues can learn from you and as a whole your workplace can become more educated. This can have long term benefits like a more focused staff, better efficiency, more business in general and hence more profit. The additional skills can also lead to different networking opportunities and this may also increase the profitability of the business.
Position Yourself For Promotion
Upskilling is a great way to position yourself for a promotion. If you want to move up in the business you work for or want better pay, then you need to demonstrate to your employer that your skills and knowledge have grown – and that you deserve to be rewarded for it. There’s no better way to do that than to actually go out and learn new skills – most courses will also give you a Certificate or Diploma that you can then show your employer.
Reduce Chance of Redundancy
In these uncertain economic times, upskilling is also a way to add some security to your job and reduce the chance of redundancy. When an employer is faced with the unenviable task of letting employees go, they usually look at two factors – how long a person has been with the business and what skills they bring to the business. The more skills you have, the more valuable you are. This means you will have a better chance of retaining your job.
Boost Employment Prospects
If you find yourself without work at the moment due to the COVID19 crisis, then this is probably one of the best times for you to upskill. It’s a great use of time that will pay off for you down the track. Increased skills will help you jump the job applicant queue. An employer is more likely to call you in for an interview if you have more skills than another person. They will also be impressed that you took the initiative and used this time to upskill. These new skills may even widen the field of jobs that you’re qualified for, boosting your employment prospects.
Trade Institute of Victoria has a number of courses available that can help you to upskill. With around the clock student support available we try and make learning as easy as possible. Try our Virtual Classrooms now!
Call us on 9399 9511 now and we will help you get started.