How does upskilling ensure career progress?

For a freshman starting out in the corporate world, it may seem intimidating. Also, it is not long before one realizes that the theory taught in colleges varies from the practical application of the knowledge, which is an entirely different ball game. 

In the case of a professional with many years of experience, the skills and knowledge become redundant as the technology progresses. This creates a demand for more updated and relevant skills. This stagnates career growth or the experienced professionals even risk losing their job. 

To overcome these challenges at the workplace, updating skills or learning new skills helps individuals to advance their career growth and achieve their career objectives.

According to a research report – here are a few key upskilling statistics – 

  • 43% of professionals gained career growth in their own organization
  • 23% were able to switch to a different career
  • 82% of the organization’s Learning & Development budgets are spent on upskilling freshers

Time constraint is the biggest challenge when it comes to upskilling for working professionals. The solution to that is distance learning courses.

The advantages of these distance learning programs are – 

  • Flexibility – These courses provide the flexibility of studying from anywhere at any time. The institutes that offer online learning courses do not require students to attend offline classes. 
  • Focused learning – The courses are designed to focus on the skill set needed for the domain. They are practical and kept up-to-date. 
  • Soft skills – These courses also focus on soft skills such as communication, corporate ethics, and social responsibility. Soft skills are the most sought-after skills by employers. This is the reason why employers are insistent on degree requirements, which is a proxy for soft skills.
  • Age-limit – These courses do not have any age criteria and hence can be pursued by anyone at any age.
  • No eligibility criteria – Many people are often deprived of higher education or college degrees as they do not fit the eligibility criteria. This eventually closes the doors to many opportunities despite possessing relevant skills. Distance education courses generally do not have any such criteria, thus making them easily accessible.
  • Acceptability – Courses & certifications from reputed and Government recognized institutes have acceptability worldwide.
  • Technology – With evolving technology, the teaching-learning process has evolved. Latest Learning Management Systems like Canvas are making the learning experience hassle-free and easy for students. Thus enhancing the learning experience.
  • Affordability – The online courses have a price range of Rs. 500 – Rs. 2,00,000 or more. The lower prices of the courses make education open for people of any financial strata.
  • Return on Investment – The courses are customized to be domain-specific. They impart the latest knowledge required in that domain. This makes it easy for the candidate to be absorbed in the industry. Thus yielding a high return on investment.
  • Affiliation – The candidate gets an alumni status of the institute upon course completion. 
  • Certification – The student is given a certificate once he completes the course. The student is awarded a degree or diploma or certificate of completion. This is a valuable addition to the resume.

Thus, if you are a working professional looking to upskill or upgrade yourself, distance learning is the solution to all your problems. 

How MITSDE will help you?

MIT School of Distance Education (MITSDE) is an AICTE-approved distance learning institute that understands the current skills gap in the market and strives hard to reduce it. It imparts upskilling programs for career development.

It offers online PG Diploma in Management courses in various domains. The online courses are designed specifically for working professionals looking to upskill themselves without having to forego their job.

The PG diploma in management courses or business administration courses focuses on technical and soft skills development. The courses offered are PGDM Operations Management, PGDM Human Resources Management, Marketing Management, Finance Management, Project Management, IT Management, etc. 

MITSDE also offers a dedicated team of student success managers to guide the learners along their academic journey. 

A placement cell and its offerings like resume-building and career-building sessions help one to secure a rewarding career path.

Lastly, initiatives like MITSDE Labs and Harbour offer you a perfect blend of practical hands-on training and psychological counselling sessions.

Thus, it offers a complete package to thrive in one’s career.