Sunday, April 2, 2023

Doing Some Serious Career Thinking? A Kiwi Company Has Come to the Rescue, With a Free Digital Skills Course for All NZers

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2020 has got a lot of us either hustling for a new gig (thanks, Covid) or seriously reassessing our current situations.

Whatever your situation, it’s never been a better time to upskill and learn the things you actually need in a 2020 job market.

Recognising that a lot of us are going through particularly challenging times, Kiwi tertiary provider The Mind Lab has decided to make their Digital Skills in the Workplace course free for all eligible Kiwis for the rest of 2020, to help give New Zealanders the best chance at landing a great job.

With skills such as website creation and management, social media, search engine optimization (SEO), Google Analytics, data input, research and surveys, and business planning and finance. Students will also be guided on digital project management, cyber security, online collaboration and communication, it’s a part-time at-home seven-week course, which will set students up for success in today’s online world.

The Mind Lab’s founder Frances Valintine says it was a no-brainer to make the course free for eligible Kiwis for the rest of the year, as we all help each other get through the impacts of the pandemic.

“It goes without saying, 2020 will be a year we will never forget,” she tells. “By June it was abundantly clear that organisations and individuals who had invested in the development of digital systems, processes and the associated knowledge and skills were able to move relatively seamlessly into a virtual world.

“At The Mind Lab we have worked with thousands of people helping them navigate the new world of digital technologies. Our micro credential in Digital Skills for the Workplace was developed specifically to provide practical, hands-on solutions for people wanting to learn the skills they need to succeed in their role or in their business. We also wanted to ensure that at a time when many training budgets have been reduced that tuition fees would not be a barrier to learning.”

Says Frances, “From experience, most small business operators have limited understanding of how digital channels and tools can help their businesses to become more automated and systematised. Even small amounts of knowledge and investment in the right tools can dramatically increase manual processing time and improve the responsiveness to customers.”

Whether you’re heading up a small business, you’re looking to up-skill in your current role, turn your side hustle into your full-time gig, or you’re wanting to put your best foot forward in a competitive job market, the Digital Skills in the Workplace course is an incredible resource that can help you succeed – and until the end of 2020, is free for all Kiwis who meet eligibility requirements – click here for more information.

The Small Business October intake starts on 20 October, and with the Individual edition commencing on 21 October.

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