In our latest #decortrends chat, participants shared how continuous learning is an on-going pursuit – keeping on top of new industry trends, gaining new perspectives, obtaining time and cost saving tactics, meeting and networking with others, and more were all cited as important gains from education and training.
Our co-host @aecdaily, an expert in the field of online contractor and industrial online education, provided key questions in which chat attendees eagerly shared their insights.
Chat participants, such as @jorgensonlocker mentioned “convenience, definitely” and the 24/7 access as important reasons to choosing an online class. Added @tonisabstyle, “The convenience, ability to get (an) overview without travel to see if you want to get more involved” are key. And while online education in general offers a myriad of choices, other educational forums, such as in person networking are still critical to business success. “Going to trade shows keeps me on top of what colors are trending in products lines,” stated @color911. Added to this sentiment by @alanfactory, “There are a lot of great online resources, but nothing beats learning from another pro in person.”
Cultivating one-on-one peer education, @pureplumbinglv has a formal apprenticeship program and this gained applause from the chat attendees, “Glad to see Apprenticeships on the rise!” mentioned @DeborahMain.
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