May 29, 2016

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Career Training Can Put You on the Road to Success

Even established professionals have many external options to advance their careers.

Even established professionals have many external options to advance their careers.

There are many ways that one can train for a career, from enrolling in college to on-the-job training. How an individual prepares for his or her career depends greatly on that person’s schedule and lifestyle. Here are some options to consider, courtesy of

Distance education
Do you want to further your education and train for your career but find it impossible to escape from your part-time or full-time job because of financial obligations? Distance education programs — college courses offered through the Internet — allow students to study at their own pace to earn a diploma or degree. Distance education requires persistence, patience and a desire to learn as you work at your own pace, and you must be able to motivate yourself through the entire program.

On-the-job training
More and more companies are offering on-the-job training, thereby ensuring that employees are trained within company policies and perform optimally to the standards of the company. There are many benefits to on-the-job training for both the employee and employer, especially the ability to learn and/or teach the exact skills which are required at the company.

Job-sponsored training
Many companies are offering job-sponsored training, which involves employees attending classes or programs to further their education on the time and the dime of the company. Taking advantage of these training courses and programs could save employees thousands of educational dollars and lead to career advancement. Most companies that offer job-sponsored training require the individual to remain at the company for a specific period of time after the training has been completed to ensure that the company makes the most from their investment.

Post-secondary school
There are many types of post-secondary schools, from colleges and universities to programs offered through technical schools which are more job specific. These programs are often held in the classroom and require regular attendance on a full-time or part-time schedule. Post-secondary programs can be lengthy but they also allow an individual to find a career with higher earning potential and greater responsibility.
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