Key for for all individuals and corporate based in HarbourFront Singapore, should always be on skill enhancements. Most times mid-life career changers are overlooked when we consider the need for career guidance and counselling. Timely investment in nurturing the skills through appropriate training programs in today’s world of digitization could define the future of the company and the economy as a whole.
Personal Support Worker Program - A Satisfying Career Option
Thus, the provision of several grants from the Singapore Government for individuals and organisations in HarbourFront at various stages of their life is a boon. This opens a doors to a rewarding career option for those who are looking for good money and great job satisfaction from their job.
One must plan to build upon skills for their own personal and future growth. In today’s business environment, you need to manage your own learning. When you are managing employees, you think about their development within the organization. What about yours?
Government Grants For Personal Training Courses
Although there is a growing trend towards purchasing digital tools as a service, the barriers to Digitalization remain relatively high. ‘Going Digital’ in itself, is expensive and requires SMEs to actively plan for the business as a whole in a longer-term time horizon.
Here is a rewarding career option for those who are looking for good money and great job satisfaction from their job. Personal Support Worker (PSW) is a right career for those who want to contribute to the social welfare and at the same time earn a good living for themselves. PSW certification is the key of many similar jobs like Nursing Assistant, Health Care Aid, Home Support Worker, Personal Attended or Respite Worker and more. Here are some information of this field and its prospects.
With the growing speed of development is growing demand for Personal Support Workers (PSWs) to help ageing or ill individuals to improve quality of their life by continuous support. This job role fetch them respect and money both. PSWs importance and need is growing to the extent that they are recognized as integral part of the communities.
There are some really good colleges and institutes that provide this education to the candidates with international standards which make them qualified to get these positions anywhere in the world. These certification opens door to the jobs in many departments like hospitals, orphanages, rehabilitation centers, old age homes, and at home for patients who require special care due to illness or age constraints.
These institutes also provide some additional certification like First Aid & CPR certifications, Public Health Food Handler Certificate, Alzheimer's Society Training Certificate, etc. which add value to the worth of this qualification very much. These training from reputed institutes make you eligible for high income jobs.
There is a great demand of Personal Support Workers:
While there is always a risk of economic recession, cost cutting and fear of losing jobs due to growing outsourcing trends, in all other industries, healthcare service industry is free from all these threats. The jobs are growing in numbers in this industry. There is a very strong job security in this field as it can not be outsourced to other developing countries.
If finance is the prime constraint to join this course, there are solutions for this problem, too. Some of these reputed colleges in institutes provide financial support to interested and deserving candidates. They provide many options to finance your education like HRDC sponsorship for EI or OW recipients. There are programs for individuals receiving WSIB & ODSP, too. Some institutes may also consider installment payment plans, bursaries, scholarships, loans, lines of credit and other friendly financial support options. You can discuss you case to the financial aid expert in your institute for more information and possibilities on this.
These institutes offer PSW, Nursing Assistant, Health Care Aid, Home Support Worker, Personal Attended or Respite Worker training program to suite your schedule. You can join these programs on full-time, part-time or even on weekend basis so that you can attend them without disturbing your regular chores. Some people, who are already employed in healthcare industry on similar positions, do join these courses in their extra-working hours, to improve their prospects.
Do You Have a Career Development Plan?
New government grants for startups, instituted to provide funding to individuals and SMEs to hon their skills for better future.
Key areas suggested by Lifeskillsnutrition where you may benefits in future are:
- Business excellence program
- Business strategy development program
- Technology innovation program
- Human capital development program
- Intellectual property and franchising program
- Productivity improvement program
- Enhancing quality and standards program
Employee engagement that is often used is providing training and development. We know that this is a very strong motivator, particularly among early and mid-career employees. The opportunity to grow, to continue to learn, to be challenged, to be able to take relevant course work either through tuition reimbursement programs for education outside of the company, or through company sponsored training can be a strong motivator. Additionally, mentoring, various types of project work, and job rotation, are all different ways that companies can encourage the increasing knowledge and skills of their workers. This is often very effective portion of the employee engagement strategy.
However, there are challenges for this strategy as well. As companies have downsized, particularly in the latest economic downturn, they may be unable to afford the training budgets that they used to offer. Some companies are getting creative in this area, but again cost is a limiting factor.
Another concern around training and development is that sometimes employers will use training as a solution for other problems when, in fact, it may be a system or operational issue or other type of issue. Some companies will throw a training solution at a problem when training is not really the solution to the problem. So training and development can be misused as a method of employee engagement.
That leads us to the question, "What other strategies are there?", What we're finding which is really motivating and incredibly effective for increasing employee engagement, is meaningful work. Meaningful work, where employees are engaged in such a manner that aligns with their values, doing work, performing tasks, using knowledge and skills that really allow them to contribute. Not just their time and their experience, but in a form of work which somehow resonates with their personal values, their personal mission, their personal passions. Employees are seeking a way to express this in the workplace and I have seen this throughout my experience working with organizations.
The most admired leaders have a deep commitment to what they are doing. Not just how they contribute to the products and services of their company but the bigger picture. Their real vision for what they are accomplishing on a grander scale is a huge motivator for employees, especially those in a leadership role. In fact, Kelly Global Workforce conducted a study with over a hundred thousand people across 34 countries worldwide and over half of the workers in this study said they would give up status and pay to have more meaningful work. Just think about that - over half of the people in the study, would rather be doing meaningful work than have better status and more pay.
What is interesting to note about the study is that it was conducted during the worst of the recessionary time in late 2008, the beginning of 2009. So amidst a global economic crisis, workers were saying that meaning is more important than pay. I think therefore that this new approach to employee engagement should be what companies and organizations are looking at. How do we make sure that employees are really are aligned with what the company is doing and that the company is providing goods and services that contribute to society in a positive way? How do we ensure that what workers are doing in their individual roles and responsibility taps in to what is personally meaningful for each of them?