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How to Find the Time to Get the Skills You Need

By Mary Gormandy White

"I know I need to know how to create spreadsheets and update my database, but I just can't find the time!" Does this sound like you? So many professionals and small business owners need to learn more about computer applications in order to function more effectively in their jobs. Finding a good time to get the training you need to do your job can be challenging for many business owners and professionals.

If you find yourself registering to attend computer classes, but then having to cancel because something always seems to come up at the last minute, you are not alone. Many business people have a hard time planning ahead of time to attend training sessions that are scheduled for specific times. However, finding training classes at the last minute is nearly impossible, because good classes fill up quickly. It can be very frustrating to know that you need to improve your skills, but to be unable to find time to do so.

That's where online training comes in. E-learning classes are available in every topic imaginable, from basic computer skills through how to design and market your company's website. By selecting an online training option, your computer can become your classroom. Instead of leaving work or home to go to class, literally your class can be delivered right to your desktop, any time that you want it. Whether you have time to work on developing your skills first think in the morning, last thing at night, or even in the airport between flights, you can fit e-learning into your schedule.

According to Randall Olson, Mobile Technical Institute's IT Director, "The main reason that MTI implemented its comprehensive online training program is to make high quality training accessible to clients who aren't able to attend pre-scheduled classes. We offer instructor-led classes that are very well attended. However, we frequently received training requests from people who just cannot work out their schedules to attend the classes they need. I knew we needed to create a training option that would work for them, so we implemented an online curriculum."

The great thing about advanced e-learning technology is that people who want to learn new skills can do so in their own time and at their own pace. Online classes are the ideal solution for individuals who need to find a convenient, affordable, and easily accessible way to improve their skills. The beauty of the e-learning environment is that you can choose exactly what you need to learn, and complete your training at times convenient to you, in the locations of your choice.

People from all backgrounds and all skill levels can benefit from online learning. According to Olson, "our online training clients range from people who are learning to use their first computer all the way through advanced computer professionals who would otherwise have to travel across the country to find live classes that meet their specialized, high-end training needs."

Whether your goal is to master the computer applications skills that will help you run your business more effectively, to earn your real estate license, or to complete continuing education licensing requirements for your profession, there is an excellent online training program that will meet your needs.

Author's Bio

Mary Gormandy White is a career and training expert who specializes in customer service, management, and career development training at Mobile Technical Institute . She also works with MTI Business Solutions, providing marketing, writing, and SEO consulting services to a wide variety of clients. Stop by  regularly to read more tips for improving your professional skills and career prospects.

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    • 0 votes vote up vote up

      Marlene McCray wrote Jan 26, 2010
    • E learning is awesome because adults  are practical and I am always looking for solutions to help me immediatly solve an issue for self or my business; no time to waste. Thanks for sharing!!

      Marlene McCray
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