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).

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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.

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Can I get funding?

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

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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.

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Career Development

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

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Literacy and Basic Skills programs

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Apprenticeship

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

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Succession

Succession Planning is where a company creates a plan to ensure that all key roles in it will have a competent person in that role in the long-term.

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Training Plans

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Apprentices

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