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15 02, 2023

How you can stay motivated while working and studying

February 15th, 2023|Categories: Articles, Smelt Academy|

Finding the time and energy to prioritise learning is a challenge for anyone, but especially for those who are also working full-time. Despite these obstacles, upskilling and reskilling have become necessary for many employees. This requires life-long learning, which is all about self-initiation and self-motivation. Motivation to study while working can be found externally, but it is more often the personal factors of development that are most encouraging. This article will explore what motivates learners, how your employer can help, and tips & tricks to stay engaged!  Read more: Lifelong Learning: What It Is, Benefits and Habits |  10 top factors that inspire people to learn  Lifelong learning is the "ongoing, voluntary, and self-motivated" pursuit of knowledge for either personal or professional reasons. Where do life-long learners find their motivation to study while working?  Expanding knowledge for personal development A passion for the subject, and they want to explore Preparation for the future Feeling accomplished  Self-reflection  Setting goals  Inspiring trainers  Connecting with others  Fun challenges and interactive activities  Accreditation and incentives  Read more: What Motivates Lifelong Learners (  What motivates you to continue learning? Let us know in the comments!  How your employer can help with your development goals  The role of the employer is an important one; they can be supportive by helping you realize your professional development goals. Your employer can also help you understand the trajectory of your career path and how you can reach your full potential. This is a big motivator that brings purpose and value to your development. Their support can bring motivation to study while working. Regarding financial support and allowances, your employer can grant you the following options if you apply and attend courses related to

17 11, 2022

How to Choose the Right Training for Your Career

November 17th, 2022|Categories: Articles, Smelt Academy|

It is important to choose a training that aligns with your schedule. Understand what and why  Before looking into any training options, it is crucial to understand exactly why you are looking for a training course and what you are interested in.   What are your learning objectives, and why are they important to your professional development?   If you are in search of team training, then you might like to pin-point where your team could improve and which skills need to be developed to reach company goals.   Understanding the ‘why’ will help you align with training courses that have your goals in mind.   If you are having trouble with your decision, Smelt Academy offers a free consultation to provide advice on which training courses would fit your career or team development.   Research  Once you have decided what you want to learn and why you can dive into the researching process.  This does not have to feel like an overwhelming chore;  Narrow down your options by focusing on training that accommodates your specific career industry and field, as well as your goals and interests.   As an example, Smelt Academy provides training for sales, marketing, management and medical professionals in the Life Sciences industry. We would not be a smart choice for a professional working in luxury goods.   Once you have found a few options for potential training providers, compare them.   Check the training course description or one-pager  Does the course align with your learning goals?  What level of experience is required for this training?   Check the details!  It is important to choose a training that aligns with your schedule.   How long does the course last?  How many