Is Technology skills a necessity in the workplace?
In a 21st century job market, Employers are more often seeking well rounded multi-tasking qualified individuals to help move their businesses forward. And with a downsizing workforce, being well trained in a business environment has become a valuable asset to any Job Seeker.
The simple math is reason enough to pursue a change in your skills. Hundreds of unemployed job seekers qualified in a specific field clawing for the same 5 jobs in the same district or company is a formula for failure.
Technology and the workforce:
Technology has had far-reaching effects in many facets of workplace operations. Technology has allowed many tasks to be automated and expedited. Although technology has led to some job or position eliminations, they've also served to create new jobs and opportunities as well.
In today’s society, it is a must that there is some kind of computerized technology within the typical workplace. It is obvious that the need for technology in our daily lives is increasing at a very rapid pace. There is no way to avoid the use of technology if you plan to survive in the 21st century. Although many people think that technology use is a gigantic hassle and it should be limited in the workplace. “As of September 2001, about 65 million of the 115 million adults who were employed and age 25 and over use a computer at work.” (www.ntia.doc.gov) And it is the voices of these workers that have developed the detestation for technology in the workplace. Unlike older generations, these workers did not grow up basically with the education of technology and its uses.
“Technology hampers the workplace”. This statement is the issue at hand. With the development of new and improved computerized equipment and technology systems, the workplace, to some individuals has become a problematical place to work. Technology should become of less importance in the workplace when weigh against the workers themselves, or the workers should become more educated about this type of technology to manipulate it and make it work better for them.
Many businesses now keep their client records and buying histories in databases for quick retrieval and review. A client may not remember the quantity of widgets they ordered previously, but the vendor will have the information stored. Additionally, the vendor will be able to share the client’s buying frequency, so they can easily determine if a quantity change is warranted. In some instances, the order process is completely automated and allows the buyer to order online without human intervention.
Understanding the Needs:
TABS understand the need of improving the skills of today’s workforce to meet the new challenges of a new technology savvy working environment. With training programs such as the Comprehensive Computer Application & Office Management Program, it enhances workforce employability two fold. By providing job seekers with the needed computer skills in productivity programs such as Microsoft Office and accounting programs like QuickBooks, it also provides an insight in work ethics and customer services. By providing participants with the needed tools to enhance their working skills, TABS encourages a stronger workforce in the community that is prepared for the new challenges that Employers can demand from their employees.
- Adult Entrepreneurship Training
- Short Courses in MS Office, Life Skills Learning, and other computer applications
- Comprehensive Computer Applications & Office Management
- Workforce Readiness Skills Program
- Employment Freedom with E-Commerce Technology (EFECT)
- Empowered Youth with E-Commerce Technology (EYET)
- Youth Entrepreneurial Advancement (YEA) Program
- Youth Entrepreneurial & Workforce Skills Program (YEWSP)
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