What a crazy ride we’ve had in 2020 so far. With restrictions being lifted and life heading back towards “the norm”, right now study is the last thing on your mind. We don’t blame you. I’m looking forward to hitting the gym soon.
But right now is the perfect time to refresh and upskill yourself to stay relevant in the changing environment.
Whether your job has been affected or not, COVID-19 has forever changed the workforce as we know it. Are you finding you are questioning yourself:
“Where did I come from – Where am I now – Where am I heading”?
An investment in upskilling is an investment in yourself.
Easy (and cheap) ways to upskill yourself include:
- Find a mentor
- Train or mentor others
- Listening to webinars, podcasts and live events
- Teach yourself to be social media savvy
Looking for a career change?
Perhaps you’ve decided you would like to change industries altogether. An upskill can take your career to the next level. Employers are looking for candidates who can take on a role with ease.
A formal approach, such as an accredited course that aligns well with the role, allows for a smooth transition and your new career starts off on the right foot.
According to the Australian Jobs 2019 report, (the 2020 report is due for release at the end of June):
51% of construction workers have a Certificate III or higher VET qualification
There are various ways to access, pay and complete training.
A good place to start gathering information is the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment website.
Here in Queensland, there are Government funded courses, Industry Body funded courses and there is even some free training out there for people who are out of work.
If you are interested in upskilling yourself with ASTRA, please contact the Training Team and we can help you with a range of courses or take a look at our training calendar.