Training – Required and Soft Skills

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Training - Required and Soft Skills

What training is required?

Training prepares employees to do their current job and development prepares employees for a future job. Training can be for ‘hard’ or technical skills (i.e. how to use MS Office) or for ‘soft’ or interpersonal skills (i.e. communication).


Types of training

Training can take many forms and it’s important to decide which is the most efficient and effective to reach the goal of the training being done.


Can I get funding?

Various organizations offer funding for training initiatives and sometimes will offer free training for prospective employees.


Training Agreements

A training agreement can be done between the employer and the employee to set out learning objectives, payment terms and other details for agreed upon training.


Career Development

Career Development is about setting and implementing goals that are related to an employee’s career.


Literacy and Basic Skills programs



On the job training, coupled with school, where inexperienced employees learn a trade from experienced craftspeople.



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