Learning is a lifelong process. The world is constantly evolving, and so are the economies around the world, and the jobs and skills in-demand that the workforce requires. In fact, one study by the Institute for the Future projected that 85% of jobs that will exist in 2030 do not currently exist yet.
Add to that the impacts of the current pandemic that has seen many people being displaced from their jobs. While sectors like retail, F&B, and live entertainment are hard hit, yet others like healthcare, IT services, and e-commerce are thriving. Those who have suffered retrenchments or pay cuts in affected businesses are increasingly turning towards entering different industries which offer a better hope of job stability and progression.
As such, it is increasingly important that people engage in lifelong learning to refresh their skills to remain relevant. Whether it is going back to school, taking online classes, or attending industry-specific courses and workshops, it is good to find a way to incorporate at least one of them into your life periodically for your personal and career development.
Wondering how else you can stay up-to-date with in-demand skills in today’s evolving markets and pandemic situation? The Lifelong Learning Institute (LLI) is one of the continuing education and training campuses in Singapore at which you can find plenty of assistance to do just that. Here’s a glimpse into how you can embark on a lifelong learning journey with LLI.
Best-in-class training partners
Committed to helping individuals of any age pursue industry-relevant knowledge and skills, LLI works with a vast range of reputable training partners to offer Continuing Education and Training (CET) courses in a variety of topics and specialisations. Ranging in professional skills levels, be it workshops or certification-bearing courses, these courses can fuel your interests or professional career development.
For a full list of LLI’s training partners available, check them out here.
Book a session with the Skills and Training Advisory
Are you looking to upgrade your skills for a career progression or career switch but are unsure of where to start? The Skills and Training Advisory (STA) is a service provided by SkillsFuture to help individuals identify the skills and training needed to support their development at different stages of their career.
The advisory session can assist you in matching your needs with relevant skills development courses and programmes. The Skills Ambassadors can also point you to the right direction regarding assistance schemes to support your skills development. The 1-to-1 30-45 minutes consultation session with a friendly Skills Ambassador is free, and you can find this service at LLI or selected SGUnited Jobs and Skills Centres.
Visit The LLiBrary
If you prefer to explore various topics on your own, The LLiBrary is the perfect place to look for learning resources. Whether you are looking for ideas to start your own business or feeling inspired to pursue a different career pathway, you can find information on a wide array of professional, personal development, and career-related topics at The LLiBrary.
Catered to adult learners, Lifelong Learning Institute's library has self-service technologies that make it simple to find, browse, and use the collection for your career development. You can also make yourself comfortable and dive into the materials here from Mondays to Saturdays.
Explore the Lifelong Learning Exploration Centre
The Lifelong Learning Exploration Centre (LLEC) in LLI is an interactive gallery that aims to illuminate visitors on their interests, potential careers, and suggested career pathways. The 5 thematic zones are Change, Discover, Explore, Grow, and Empower, which take you through a journey of self-discovery and learning.
On top of staying up-to-date with the demands of the current economy, you can also acquire recommendations on the courses and steps to take to achieve your career goals.
LLI has an abundance of resources and facilities that can help you in lifelong learning. The only thing you need to do is to take the first step, and make use of these resources that are available to you.
Take charge of your lifelong learning journey with LLI and make every day a learning day, and every space a learning place!
Credit Sources: HuffingtonPost
Posted on 17/03/21