In one of my latest blogs, I talked about the opportunity that out-of-work or furloughed individuals had to educate themselves to increase their job skills regardless of whether the skills are in their current field or in another simply to open up more job opportunities in the future. We don’t know what’s going to happen when (or if) society returns to normal. What we do know is that the more skills and education a person has, the more likely that they will be to either enhance their current career skills or potentially set themselves up to be a more ideal candidate.
Even when the world returns to the new state of “normalcy,” a new measurement of value will more than likely exist. The candidates with the most skills to bring to the table will certainly have an edge over those that do not. The value of an employee will have changed from what it was previously as skills that may not have been necessary before could all of a sudden become more necessary.
We know that, given these circumstances, many people cannot afford to pay for training. Being stuck at home, however, allows people the time that they may not have had before to do exactly that. Which is why PAVE has partnered up with an online, LIVE training platform named PayWhatYouCan.training. Individuals who get into the habit of educating themselves on new skills that can help a potential employer bring more value which is what will help them command more money.
This online platform offers the ability for individuals to learn online skills that would benefit them in not only the automotive industry but also skills that will help them navigate common software, negotiation, writing and much more to prepare them for when the job market reopens and companies that laid off or furloughed employees go on a hiring spree.
The courses offered encompass training for all skills including negotiations, writing emails, all of the Microsoft Office applications, sales and management. And there are many courses that are relevant to the automotive industry. There is something for everyone and it doesn’t cost a penny.
Many automotive professionals might think there is little value in learning skills that they wouldn’t have used in the past. I would disagree. Learning new skills puts individuals in a better and more positive state of mind and makes them more valuable to a potential employer even if that only means that they learn how to do pivot tables in Excel.
Nobody wants to be out of work, on a limited or reduced work schedule or confined to their homes. This training platform offers the opportunity to enhance skills in a live class where students can interact with instructors, ask questions and obtain materials. These classes are not pre-recorded videos in which the student it stuck on their own. Have a question? Ask the instructor. Need help on a specific functionality or want clarification on a subject? All you have to do is ask.
At PAVE, we believe in providing opportunities to help not only automotive industry professionals improve themselves but those in any industry. Check out the course offerings and sign up for any that you are interested in.