Why is training important?

Why is Training Important?

With the pandemic and economic shutdown, the rate of unemployment is at an all-time high. As the struggle continues with the lack of available jobs and difficulty surrounding childcare, housing, and many other impacted areas – we understand it’s tough to be thinking about the future past the moment directly in front of now. Recently, we were asked the question, “what’s the point of job training? I just need a job.” That makes sense. However, in this waiting period, even with the uncertainty, there is so much that you can be doing to prepare yourself for when opportunities come your way. We wanted to dig into that idea a bit and explain how career training can help you


Here are three key ways that job training will equip you for a brighter future in your career life:


Training shows that you have everything you need to accomplish the goal. It helps you be prepared to perform the task your employer hired you to do. When you interview for an open position, one of the first things they’ll ask is if you have experience with the work they are hiring for. That experience can only be gained through a previous job or a program. Job training programs can help you achieve your career goals by equipping you to enter into an industry and be competitive even if you have limited work experience. It also shows initiative that you have taken the time to develop as a worker. 

Training is investing in YOU.

“You’re important. Take the time, make the investment, pour into yourself.” – Vivica Brooks 

It’s easy to put personal development at the bottom of the to-do list, especially when there are so many other things going on. However, it is essential to give yourself a fighting chance toward getting a job that you are passionate about, and training is a way to move in that direction. 

Training makes you more marketable, which will lead to more job opportunities and higher-paying positions. Employers are looking for hard-working individuals who show initiative and drive and are equipped with the tools to succeed in their workplace. Each skill you learn through a program makes you more desirable to a hiring manager, which will help you land that next job. 

Long story short, job training can open doors to new opportunities and lead to landing a higher paying job faster. It’s worth checking out. 

If you want to know more about why job training is important, watch TBG Trains Founder & President Vivica Brooks share her suggestions.