Do you sometimes feel the work you engage in, is repetitive and mundane? Or perhaps your job satisfaction has hit an all time low, and you feel there is little scope for development. Since most of us spend a better portion of our day at our workplace, we should strive to move past these stumbling blocks and create a more stimulating work environment for ourselves; and one of the initial steps we can take to do so, is to embark on a career education training program.
For new recruits or students, career education training, might just be the basic step in learning the rudimentary functions of their chosen profession. Yet for others, it will target improving relevant knowledge and fine-tuning the required skills and attitudes that will enable career development and progression.
Career education training provides relevant coursework, directly applicable to specific careers. This is achieved through a planned program of learning experiences. Thus, career education training bridges the gap between academic and technical education. For instance, career education training reinforces the idea that book learning is not independent of future educational and employment opportunities, and so most career training colleges offer hands-on education in a practical learning environment.
To find a suitable career education training program, an ideal balance should be found, in the relevance and quality of the coursework offered, the accessibility of the college and the instructors, the cost of the program, the duration of the course and the recognition of the completed program. It is also is up to the individual to decide at what level they want the training at (i.e. at a certificate level, a diploma level or a degree level) and based on this factor too, they should decide on if they want to follow the aforementioned career education training program at a technical institute, a community college, or online at an university. However, it is best to ensure that the institute chosen, is registered and accredited, so that the quality of education cum training is guaranteed to a reasonable extent.
Career education training benefits not just the individual but the company as well. For instance, increased, relevant knowledge and the ability to apply it, enables the employees to exhibit greater efficiency at their allocated tasks; whilst motivated, effective employees whose accomplishments are given due recognition rarely look for “greener pastures”, thus making an organization’s high staff turnover, a thing of the past.