Whilst discussing future career options with a young lass, it became obvious she had only one idea in her head. She wanted to leave school altogether and just start earning. No idea whatsoever of how she wanted to earn her keep. I reminded her that she has a good 50 years ahead of her in which to earn a crust. But bored with anything remotely associated with school or learning, she opted to work in a chain store. This is all so different to the days when I had to leave school. I was sad. I loved learning and wanted more! I would have been such an avid joiner of online learning courses – anything with IT attached is of interest. I applied to the military and trained as medical secretary. The training of course was fantastic. It stood me in good stead throughout my life. Imagine having IT courses back then – fantastic!
Having the ideas to promote a training course is one thing – knowing what would be a useful aide to folk doing a particular job for example. Many a time I have thought of useful ways to improve how I’ve had to approach a job that started with someone else’s instructions. By trial and error you get to the end but next time do things differently to cut speed etc. The same with designing training courses – you know what you want to describe but it needs specialists to turn that into a working model. That is why some of the online training schemes and e-education programmes are so fantastic now. They are written by programmers who know exactly how courses should look and what should happen when you select your ansswer etc. Having well written, good quality online training course makes it enjoyable, ensuring candidtates complete the training and achieve their absolute potential.
It can be so confusing trying to decide on a useful money making but essentially ethical means of earning a living. Whatever idea a youngster has, there is a world of diffence in seeing a booklet at school in the career’s office, and being able to actually see someone doing that very job and be able to ask them about the next forthcoming job. I have this situation around me here at hmoe.. One grand daughter is particularly good at art. She has all sorts of arty note pads dotted around the home and they all contain the latest rough sketch. Recent themes have included impossibly doe eyed lap dogs complete with equally doe eyed owners to stark industrial machinery with rough edges and the chaps standing around with their local union negotiator taking umbrage at the dire conditions down there.
It doesn’t rally matter where we are in the country – be it north, south, east or in fact, the west – as far as the eye can see maybe. The need to take fully supported training for a career or specific focused role will crop up at some time or other. It is very easy to sit back comfortably at home and think that the job you do is the be all and end all of our life’s achievement possibility. But with some careful planning and research, it is possible to find the most fantastic array of online learning courses. These allow you to spread the learning over as long a period as your feel you need. This will often be governed by external forces like other family comitments and funding. Today there are so many ways to get help – sometimes grants are for the choosing. Employers will often chip in if they see potential in a candidate.
I worked as a civil servant for many years – attached to a provincial office for the point of contact and having a base but my job took me all over the country to various cities. For long periods I was responsible, with four others, for testing a brand new system being developed to create a paperless operating system within our ministry. The departmental trainers had not been involved, much to their anger and disbelief. Much to ours as testers too – knowing how something is supposed to work and knowing how to train folk to make it work that way are completely different things. It was a disaster and of course, despite much work on the e-learning programme, the Learning Management Software was not developed at the same time as the product so the managers were completely out of the loop. Getting the online learning tools in place at the front was so overlooked!
There was a time when belonging to anything down the south west of the country would never be taken very seriously. Even in this hi tech world of e-commerce, e-learning, online education and everything associated with it. The gloriously laid back countrylife style of talking and living makes it seem as though the only world of work worth reckoning is that in the big smoke i.e. the City. But as has been proven by many a celebrity, there is much business and commerce alive and well down in the western corner. Online education courses are available for every possible career and vocational ones are hot on the must have list for students. Being nationally online, any educational system can provide national and localised training to suit every location, industry or service type. No limitations on learning mean a very fluid and effective workforce can be available at any time.
Everyone in this country has a really good opportunity for education – there is no doubt about it. The only thing stopping any child or person from achieving their maximum is a lack of ambition and family circumstances. The school system itself is so well grounded that every child matters, so long as the authorities/school knows about them and where they are, who is responsible for them. When a family breaks down, as sadly is often the case with a succession of partners coming and going from the family home, this will inevitably cause break down of communication and lack of co-ordination in the child’s life. To ensure the child keeps in any loop, it is possible for e-learning and online education to be provided, home schooling using such courses can really help to bridge the gap and stop it becoming a ravine. Knowing where to intervene and ask questions is something that needs a delicate approach.
Knowing how to get the best out of a room full of candidates in a training course is one of the talents that you either have naturally, or you have to learn. There are many management courses to be considered and e-learning can be as much of a minefield as any other system. The best tutors are ones who really grasp the point of the exercise early on and can engage with students – being able to pass on their knowledge clearly, quickly and enthusiastically. This is sometimes hard to put into an electronic tutoring course – many of which can seem a little dull at the outset. know from having to take part in many mandatory online courses during my career, there are some which everyone can do within their short lunch break – other educational parameters reequire more time and energy. However, geting the right online e-learning course for your purpose is much easier now.
These are certainly very straightened times in the world of work, commerce, selling, banking – in fact every single area of industry is struggling with downturns in orders. The key for this change in a previously bustling economy is to ensure our staff, at all levels, are fully trained and at the peak of their performance. E-learning, online education courses and role focused management is even more critical when the chips are down and every single opportunity has to be chased to within an inch of its life. Within the healthcare sector, there are so many more things that can be offered at the local medical centre or doctors’ surgery. Blood pressure monitoring and management, lifestyle change courses, anything that doesn’t need a hospital or clinic but still needs trained nursing and councilling staff. All these activities need constant updating for the practitioner – to ensure all the latest trends, statutes and guidelines are being fully met.
Some employers provide e-learning training courses for their staff to maintain and supplement their current job knowledge. This is particularly so with civil service postings where there are constant training courses – mandatory ones to be completed within certain windows and each log in is linked to your line manager or team leader. Whilst I was a cs for several years, I found the courses well designed, to get you to think about the purpose. I remember one concerning anti fraud. It put every day scenarios to you to test how you would react when presented with a preventable fraud. Designed to stamp out under the counter payments, bribery and corruption. So powerful were the examples and multi choice replies, this info stuck with me and I am seriously anti fraud in every day dealings with trades people. No cash in hand payments for my suppliers. It goes through their books or I don’t hire them.