Upskilling – what can you be doing in your down time to improve your skills?02 Jul, 20201
Everywhere you look at the moment, everyone seems to be learning a new language, baking, run...
Everywhere you look at the moment, everyone seems to be learning a new language, baking, running and a whole host of other things to keep themselves busy until normal life resumes. Mostly people are doing these to pass the time, but have you ever thought of this as ‘upskilling’?
As well as learning something new at home, now is a great time to think about upskilling your career, learning something that will make you future proof. This is particularly relevant for the technology sector. Technology has created new possibilities that need to be fully incorporated by the workforce. That means workforces must learn new skills that are required for new and/or changing jobs. Constant improvement of yourself and your skills within the industry means you stay one step ahead of digital transformation, and upskilling prepares you for the future and for the new roles that are emerging. The tech industry is remarkably fast paced, and inevitably there will be skills gap that will need filling, and that’s where upskilling comes in.
Studies have proven that learning new skills offers amazing benefits to your mental health, something that everyone needs a helping hand with at the moment. So, whether you want to take up knitting, or learn to code, upskilling can offer benefits to both your personal and professional life.