What’s in it for you? Plenty! It isn’t just a wicked plan to trick you into reading a pile of dusty textbooks.
Here’s a few reasons that might spring to mind:
Firstly, you might think of the traditional school leaver – someone who needs to learn skills to gain entry into the workforce for the first time. Another obvious reason might be someone who would like to retrain for a new job in a new industry. Or, you might think of someone who has spent some time out of the workforce and needs new skills to re-enter the workforce.
They’re all very logical reasons for undertaking skills training, but there are more reasons, even though you may not want to change careers or employer. Think about it this way – adding new and diverse skills into the mix will help you stand out from the crowd, which is essential when internal jobs or promotion opportunities arise. Or, you might create your own internal job movement opportunity simply by demonstrating your newly acquired skills.
And how about job satisfaction? A recent study by the National Centre for Vocational Research (NCVER) shows an increase in job satisfaction of respondents after a course of study, which is likely related to the extra skills that are implemented on the job. Additional research by Kent University in the UK, confirms that improving skills in the workplace can have a positive impact on job satisfaction. Let’s face it, we spend a significant part of our lives at work, it’s worthwhile getting as much out of it as we can.
Remember, the formal qualifications awarded by Australia’s registered training organisations are nationally recognised and highly valued by industry, employers and governments.
So it’s worthwhile considering your training options – job satisfaction can improve your general outlook and you just never know where your new skills might take you!