Key for for all individuals and corporate based in Simei 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.
Do You Have a Career Development Plan?
Thus, the provision of several grants from the Singapore Government for individuals and organisations in Simei 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?
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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.
Mid-career Singaporeans And PRs To Get More Subsidies For Training
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
Do you sometimes find that as soon as you take that leap and decide to make a positive career change, you're met with criticism and resistance from those around you? They tell you why it's a bad idea and try to persuade you not to follow your dream.
Luckily, it only seems that way. One of the biggest challenges that many people in career transition face is trying to convince their families, friends, coworkers and the people who know them best, that change is a good thing. At a time when everything is in flux, it's tough for us to reassure people we are headed on the path to success despite any obstacles which may surface along the way. We may even be uncertain ourselves! And because we frequently experience the most resistance to our ideas from the people who mean the most to us, it can FEEL like our core support system is caving in. But don't worry, I assure you it's not!
As a certified career coach who has helped many people overcome obstacles and who has paved the way for my own career, I make sure my clients know where to find the best type of career support, at the time when they need it most. Here are five sources where you can seek out guidance, education--even commiseration!--during your career transition period.
1. Career networking - both online and in person.
There are tons of career-focused networks and resources on the internet and in your local area. To locate them online, do a Google search. Check out your home town paper to find out where the best career focused communities are hiding. Go out and mingle with like-minded professionals who are seeking a change in their own careers or who are currently in the career you want to pursue. Participate in workshops, contact your college alumni office or attend a networking event. The information is there for the taking, all you have to do is seek and you shall find.
2. Individual career coaching.
On my site I offer what is known as Co-Active Coaching - a style of coaching that empowers the career seeker to find the right answers on their own and navigate their career course in a way that feels right for them alone. A good coach will never just hand you instructions, but is there instead to offer expert advice, an objective viewpoint, positive encouragement and suggestions to help manage your goals effectively, in a manner that works for you.
3. A career seeking buddy.
Sometimes it isn't easy being that "horse of a different color" in your group of friends. If everyone you know is consumed with their corporate job but you have a strong urge to strike out on your own, you may get some resistance from those who can't relate or are fearful you might be making a mistake. The solution is not to try to persuade the naysayers, but instead seek like-minded people or a supportive friend to commiserate with, share experiences with, and bounce ideas off of. It's so important to feel like you have someone who understands what you're going through during the sometimes unpredictable yet exhilarating career transition time. You can find a career seeking buddy by following up with some of the other points in this article--for example, visiting online and in-person networks where career seekers converge, taking a career education course or career teleclass and reaching out to classmates, or even asking your career coach to introduce you to others in her circle of contacts.
4. A mentor or someone who has "been there."
Is there someone in your life who you admire because they didn't follow the status quo, created their own path or just seem to be living out an amazingly full and satisfying life and career? Maybe you have a friend, relative, or acquaintance who started their own business or managed to interweave creativity and flexibility into their professional life in a way that stands out from the crowd. Now is a perfect time to ask for advice and guidance from that person, listen to their story, learn from their mistakes, and apply this knowledge to the changes that you're going through in your own career. Most people are more than happy to share what they have learned. The experience is sure to be enlightening and you will be making a friend and professional contact in the process.
5. Career education courses.
Newspapers, career publications, public libraries, online career resources and even my career website, http://www.HallieCrawford.com, are all great places to discover reasonably-priced career education and transition courses. Become armed with the knowledge needed to begin your journey on the path to a more fulfilling career. I myself offer a terrific and inspiring Career Seekers Teleclass that's held several times per year. It's a fantastic support program for those who are interested in coaching but either aren't ready to invest in individual coaching just yet, or really like the idea of participating in a group where others are going through the same thing you are. For more information, visit my website at the bottom of this article.
When you're striving for a positive change in your life, the goal is to seek out experiences and people that help you pursue that goal, enhance your knowledge, and offer positive feedback. It's understandable that our human support group won't always exist in the places where we're used to having it... but help is out there. I have confidence that you will receive the guidance and understanding you need to move forward with your dream of the ultimate career for you. Good luck!
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