With educational establishments closed during this pandemic, learning for all ages has had to adapt to remote and home teaching. The importance of continuing education to the under 18s is clear but adult training and development is also vital during this period and the lockdown offers a unique opportunity for many to develop new skills, rediscover old ones or fine tune existing ones.
Under normal circumstances many businesses struggle to find the time to train their staff so for those who are working from home or reduced shift patterns, now is a perfect opportunity to offer them training. Whilst these are challenging times, engaging in personal development is a great distraction and helps keep the mind active so when the lockdown is lifted the transition back to ‘normal’ will be easier.
F-TEC is still open for business and courses can be booked for those wishing to develop their staff in the future. As an industry many workers are not in a position to work from home and have continued to support their businesses during this difficult time. One way to show appreciation is to offer them training, leading to a recognised qualification. Training is a well-known motivator for staff and up-skilling your team shows you are investing in them personally and rewarding their loyalty.
F-TEC is continuing to support its learners with access to resources and advice ensuring they do not slip behind with their training. Some courses, including the IMI Level 3 Up-Skilling course, are being taught remotely until onsite and practical training resumes. Support goes beyond the classroom though, with the F-TEC team offering apprentices and learners emotional support in what are difficult times for many of them personally. F-TEC believe it is vital to keep in touch with their learners, not just about their courses, at a time when many of them are feeling isolated from their workplaces.
For more information on training and support call: (01793) 686182.