‘Upskilling always’ is the new normal.
If you want your employer to pay for tertiary study or a specialist course you must be able to explain how what you will learn will benefit your team or company. Bringing in new skills to your organisation and upskilling colleagues should be central to your pitch for support.
Like all skill building, do your homework to find out where the skill trends are heading for your role. This will ensure the knowledge you acquire is likely to stay in vogue for a while.
Also, think about courses that will build on your current skills to boost your job role or position you as a knowledge leader in your existing sector.
Constant upskilling is the new normal for anyone hoping to stay relevant in an increasingly mechanised world. A recent survey of 951 employers found 77% are more likely to shortlist a qualified candidate who upskills regularly.