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Tips for choosing a job training course

Whether you need to learn new skills to land your dream job, or you’re ready to restart your career with something different, job training is a vital first step. How do you choose the right training program for you?

EmployAbilities offers a range of job training programs for people with disabilities and other barriers to employment. If you are looking at a training program, here are things to consider:

What are your goals for the future?

Knowing the end goal will help you make a plan for reaching them. You can be as general or as specific as you want with this step, but it will give you a general idea of what you need to do next. What kind of training course will you need to help you get closer to that goal?

What do you need to achieve from the training?

Do you need to brush up on your computer skills or learn a new computer program? Are there specific certifications needed to get the job you want? Do you require soft skills that you might get with communication, time-management, and customer service training? Whatever it is, choose a training course that will fulfil this.

Does the training schedule suit you?

Sometimes we must be practical about choosing a training program. It seems obvious but choosing a program that suits your schedule is important. Do the course run dates work for you? Are you able to work it in with your other obligations during that time?

Do you prefer online training?

With COVID-19, many training courses, including EmployAbilities’ courses, have gone online. This allows students and teachers to learn from home and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Online learning can be convenient and comfortable for a lot of people. If you don’t have access to the technology you might need for the course, like a laptop, EmployAbilities has a lending library. If you prefer online training, there are options available to you.

Contact us for more information on the job skills training programs we offer in Edmonton and throughout Alberta.