National Training Week- What Program Should I Take?

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National Training Week- What Program Should I Take?

In today’s rapidly evolving business and talent landscape, the reskilling imperative has taken center stage. The World Economic Forum’s prediction that 50% of all employees will require reskilling by 2025 has sent ripples across industries, highlighting the urgency of staying abreast with the shifting skills landscape.

Skills obsolescence poses a grave risk, not only to individual careers but also to business sustainability. To combat this, initiatives like the National Training Week play a pivotal role in talent development. National Training Week is scheduled from 22nd to 28th May, providing an opportune moment for professionals to level up their skills and reclaim their place in the talent game. The question is – how to choose the right upskilling program among the 5000 programs offered during this period of time? 

As a learning addict myself, there is a danger of ending up learning “nice to have” programs, instead of the programs that can provide a transformative turning point for our career and personal life. Therefore, I would like to share a few tips before you jump into the sea of programs offered by National Training Week. This could prevent us from procrastinating the learning journey and make this self-investment worthwhile. 

Step 1: Consider what are your current skill gaps that are stopping you from moving to the next level? Self-assessment and feedback from colleagues or superiors can provide valuable insights into the areas requiring development.

Step 2: Write down why is it important for you to take up this program? This will create a commitment and promise to be determined throughout the whole learning process. Once you have established a meaningful purpose, it will be prioritized and treated as a non-negotiable task in your daily work plan or activity. 

Step 3: Determine the NEW action that you will take on, once you obtain the NEW knowledge or skills. This will help you align your professional aspirations with the skill you intend to work on. The relevance of skills relating to the future of how you see your career is vital. Being able to see yourself apply the newly acquired skills in your daily work routine is a critical step in reinforcing your learning and making the most of your upskilling endeavors.

National Training Week targets RM250 million training value in total, in which you would need to be skillful in researching the quality and credibility of the program, as all of the programs are listed as FREE. Look for programs with a proven track record, positive reviews, and recognition in the industry. While technical skills are crucial, the value of soft skills cannot be overstated. NLP communication skill, leadership, problem-solving, and emotional intelligence are just a few of the many soft skills that are increasingly sought after by employers. Soft skills enable employees to adapt to new situations, learn quickly, navigate complex situations and come up with effective solutions. In a fast-paced, ever-evolving work environment, these skills are invaluable.

Last but not least, active participation is key to maximizing learning during this week. Engage in discussions, ask questions, and take notes. Remember, the more you put in, the more you get out. Upskilling is a journey, not a destination. There will always be new skills to learn and ways to improve. Stay open to learning and embrace the opportunities that come your way. By doing so, you’ll not only enhance your career prospects but also stay relevant in the rapidly evolving world of work.

Register today for the SH Retail Academy’s complimentary program and take the first step towards upskilling yourself and your team as we will be offering free e-learning programs, physical and virtual training stated in the poster below, click here to secure your spots now! Other than that, we offer customized programs that cater your business needs and also offer a wide variety of retail training, including customer service, retail operations and new retailing landscape training. If you’d like to know more about these programs, feel free to click here.



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