Have you ever wondered what it takes to make you stand out in this highly competitive job market? Or have you wondered what happened to the ice cutters and the lamplighters? Well, highly dynamic and filled with talent, the job market will create new jobs and will make certain jobs go out of demand. But one can never be sure of what will become of which job. Nevertheless, one thing is for certain, EVERYONE will at some point have to spend their time either re-skilling or up-skilling. Every conceivable job will have new technologies to learn and new personal relationships to navigate as those roles fit and refit into a changing economic landscape.

Re-skilling can be defined as the process of learning new skills for a new position whereas upskilling is simply the process of learning the current tasks more deeply. Embracing this ideology demands a real sense of commitment on the individuals’ part and therefore each and every one of us must be willing to hustle in making learning a lifetime priority. However, the individuals’ commitment to keeping up their skills to remain competitive will only go so far unless the corporations are willing to step up to make it possible.

Industries such as Aviation, Logistics and Supply Chain, Project Management and IT create the most demanded jobs at present and would continue to do so in the years to come. Do you think that you as an individual would possess the necessary skills to work in such an industry? If not this is where Upskilling and Re-skilling come to the party. It would ensure that you are ready to face the challenge ahead by nurturing you to become more competent, creative, and versatile and also enable you to view the challenges from a wider perspective.

Simply put, the benefits that upskilling and re-skilling can have on your career are:-

    1. Boost your employability
    2. Ensure future job security
    3. Improve your CV
    4. Discover new career paths
    5. Discover new passions
    6. Meet new people and network

And if you are looking forward to getting yourself molded into such an industry-worthy competitive individual, NEXT Campus would be your choice. Established in 2007 NEXT Campus was set up by a group of professionals. With over 100 years of cumulative experience in business and academics between them, the founder directors along with a team of like-minded professionals and academic lecturers made the initiative to transform young students into professionals who can actively contribute towards the achievement of their employers’ Corporate Goals whilst also enhancing their competencies.

During its 13-year success story, NEXT has expanded its programs and currently offers the ‘Largest Portfolio of UK Masters’ in Sri Lanka. This was done by collaborating with two of the UK’s top universities Birmingham City University (BCU) & London Metropolitan University (LMU). All the Masters offered are ‘Fully Franchised’ meaning when you register at NEXT you enroll as an internal student of the University and will be provided with identical content, qualification, and recognition as a student studying in the UK. NEXT also offers a range of executive education and professional qualifications partnering up with Ivy League Universities such as Cornell University aimed at enhancing the skills and competency levels of the workforce in Sri Lanka. Therefore, don’t miss out on this wonderful opportunity to stand out from the crowd.

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Written By:-

Rtr. Razna Farook
Blog Team Member – 2020/21

Rtr. Hamdha Shifar
Blog Team Member – 2020/21

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