There are many reasons to gain new skills – and some of them may surprise you. Here is why signing up for training advances your career in more ways than one:
New skills give you the edge in the workplace
With the advent of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR), many businesses are struggling to keep up with rapid innovation in the workplace. In fact, 79% of global CEOs say they are ‘extremely’ or ‘somewhat’ concerned about the availability of the right skills (Talent Trends 2019: Upskilling for a Digital World).
Recently acquired, relevant skills are a very valuable commodity in the employment marketplace. If you can alleviate your company’s skills gaps by upskilling or reskilling yourself, you will make yourself a very valuable employee and increase your chances for promotion or job offers from other employers.
Training improves your soft skills
Group training programmes present the ideal opportunity to hone your soft skills in a low-pressure environment. Chances are good that you will have to conduct group work, but this takes place in a context where you don’t have prior history or “baggage” with other participants, as you may with existing work colleagues. The training environment could allow you to develop skills relating to teamwork, leadership, brainstorming and presentations.
Training offers networking opportunities
When you sign up for training in your field, you are likely to meet like-minded, motivated professionals who could provide valuable connections at a later stage. A strong professional network has many advantages, such as:
- Staying informed regarding the latest industry trends,
- Invitations to industry events,
- Introductions to potential future employers, colleagues and mentors.
Improving your skills creates a good impression
Your employer and other potential employers are watching you. Companies will typically appoint or promote people that are worth investing in. When you sign up for additional training, you demonstrate to employers that you are goal-oriented, hard-working, ambitious and a lifelong learner. These are all qualities of a desirable employee. In addition, if you show your employer that you are prepared to put in the work (and time) to move up in your career, you are likely to be given more responsibility and recognition.
Are you ready to take your career to the next level?
ISC Academy is offering brand-new training courses in the UK and Egypt this December.
The courses take place from 13 – 22 December 2021 and run simultaneously in London and Cairo.
Construction Delay Analysis Methods (Theoretical Course)
- Delay and Disruption Claims
- Delay Analysis Methods
- Disruption and Acceleration Claims
- Claim Quantification
Delay/Forensic Analysis (Practical Application using Delay Cracker Software)
- Time Impact Analysis
- Windows Analysis
- Impacted As-Planned
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