Skills training can give you the foundation you need to build success in your career and in your life. A good career training program will teach you the fundamentals of the job you hope to do in the real world. Then, it will provide plenty of opportunity to test out what you’ve learned with hands-on lessons. It will also teach you the soft skills that employers are looking for in their new hires. This winning combination of solid skills training can help you succeed in 4 important ways:
It builds your confidence. The more you’re able to perform the tasks of your career, the more positive you will be of your abilities. And that confidence will come through when you are seeking a new job. It will help you even more when you start climbing the ladder of success in your career. A can-do attitude will impress customers and bosses, alike.
Employers respect training. More than 70 percent of workers say their training is more valuable than their degree.* Whether you want a career in healthcare or computers, the training you bring to the job matters! Being able to tell your future boss that you already have the skills they expect from their employees saves them from having to train you. It also gives you a serious head-start on what you’ll learn on the job.
Training gives you a competitive edge. The New England economy is improving, with employment reaching its pre-recession levels in May 2014. However, the best jobs still go to the most qualified candidates. Your skills training says you’re ready, willing, able and qualified!
It increases your earning potential. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, if you want a job with high pay, you’ll want “training beyond a high school diploma.”*** Many careers offer you better salaries with advanced training and experience. The more you learn, the more you could earn.
Are you thinking about training for a new career? Porter and Chester Institute offers 10 different career training programs in fields like healthcare, computers, automotive technology, and the trades. One might be right for you! Classes are enrolling soon at our campuses in Connecticut and Massachusetts.