By Reon Janse van Rensburg
To learn new skills is one of the best ways of becoming more successful in your career. Whether you are looking for a new career opportunity or want a more senior role, upgrading your skills will increase your chances of achieving your career goals.
In most professions, great store is set by upgrading and improving your skills, and this is considered a requirement by many employers. Most jobs are dynamic; they are constantly changing and adapting as technology accelerates and each unique sector grows. Therefore, employees need to be adaptable and up to date with the trends and developments in their field.
In addition to changing conditions and new technologies, the Covid-19 pandemic also makes it necessary for employees to develop new skills.
Employers also had to rediscover work processes, make changes to some job profiles and review the way tasks are completed by employees.
Companies have realised the important of training and educating employees. Increased budgets for employee training can strengthen companies and better prepare them for future disruptions.
If your employer has a training and development programme in place, take advantage of this opportunity, and if not, sign up for courses and webinars that can help you to learn new things and to develop new skills on your own.
When you develop new skills, it will give you the courage to ask for a good raise in salary. You will also be able to apply to large companies to realise your dream career.
S-leer can help you learn new skills
S-leer is Solidarity’s centre for continuing learning that helps working people to achieve their career goals. S-leer forms part of Solidarity’s core business, namely labour relations, skills development and the network of work.
S-leer is a training institution that offers continuing professional development for professionals. S-leer also serves as the primary service provider for the Solidarity Guilds, and provides opportunities for Solidarity members and the public to develop their abilities and skills to such an extent that they can get and retain a good job in order to live freely, safely and prosperously.
However, S-leer focuses not only on Continuing Professional Development (CPD), but also on personal and career development through seminars, short courses, discussion opportunities and e-learning where relevant themes are discussed and presented.
Solidarity’s strategy is to create a network that provides you with training opportunities and helps you to find work. This strategy is intertwined with the goals and strategies of all the institutions of the Solidarity Movement, and it binds them together. S-leer is part of training, and it also aims to provide further support to the workforce trained by Akademia and Sol-Tech.
If you need more information regarding the courses and other programmes offered by S-leer, please visit the following link: https://s-leer.co.za/