If you’ve not seen our founder Louise Campton’s TEDx Talk then you’re missing out. She talks about how she was told that she was unemployable when she was younger, and how she managed to prove them wrong through apprenticeships and education that takes advantage of the benefits of technology. While this may seem that it’s only relevant to schools, upskilling your organisation’s team members or staff can build confidence and boost productivity, and here’s how…
A sense of direction
Upskilling, and focusing on personal development can improve self-awareness. This means you’re clearer about what you want to achieve and how you’re going to achieve it. Some employees may not have many qualifications, or they want to focus on personal growth but aren’t sure where to start or how to achieve their goals.
We recommend the Digital Leader programme as it not only targets the key digital challenges facing your business, allowing it to grow and reach its full potential but gives a new direction to an employee. Creating your own digital leader puts them in control of the digital side of things, frees up your time and gives your employee a new sense of purpose.
More motivation and higher productivity
When you know what you want to achieve, it’s easier for you to see the benefits of taking action. Even when the task ahead is not enjoyable, if you can see a clear benefit, you’re more motivated to take the necessary action. There’s truth in the old adage ‘where there’s a will there’s a way’. With upskilling, your employee will be working towards a better version of themselves and be more motivated to take on challenges.
Greater resilience and strength
It’s a fact that life isn’t always easy, and when these tough times come around it helps to have the skills and attributes to handle them. Upskilling and personal development can’t prevent all bad things from happening (we wish!) but they’ll help you process and handle them better when they do. With greater confidence, resilience, and personal and interpersonal skills, the things that affected you before will seem more manageable and solvable.
Changing the stigma
Historically, tech and tech-based roles have been more male-orientated, but that’s changing. Thanks to increased confidence with more women learning how to use tech and becoming confident in using systems, more women than ever are working in tech-based roles. If the idea of working in tech, or even learning tech is intimidating, then speak to one of our team today. We have clear pathways to support women kickstarting their careers in the tech industry.
We love upskilling people, and the best part is Primary Goal can support your organisation to get this training fully funded.