Why providing ongoing training to your team members at your organization is so important for the business, and what are some of the resources that you can use to provide the training
In this episode, we speak to Denise Amyot, the president and CEO of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan). CICan is an association of colleges and institutes in Canada and they support businesses by helping them identify training needs and by delivering specialized trainings for their employees. Denise has had several high-profile leadership roles in the past. We discussed personal habits she has developed that contributed to her success and the importance of networking.
We also discussed why it’s important for businesses to provide ongoing training for their employees and why there can be a reluctance to invest in it. For more information on the specialized training that CICan offers, click here.
Can you start by telling us a bit about yourself and what you do?
Why is it so important for businesses to provide ongoing training for their employees?
Why do you think there's a reluctance for businesses to invest in training sometimes?
How would you identify the training needs?
How post-secondary institutions like colleges and institutes are actually providing training like this?
How do organizations, how do colleges work with businesses to create tailored courses?
So is there a need for a minimum number of like people who will need to participate in that training?
How expensive are these training with colleges? Are we talking about hundreds of dollars or thousands of dollars?
Are there certain things that you think we should do to identify the right training needs for the team members?
Is “Learning Assessment” available to employers right now? Like for free, or do we have to talk to the college structure to get access to the assessments?
Can you tell us about a few other ways where business, how businesses can actually like tap into the innovation that is happening at colleges?
If I were to approach a local college about some of our training needs, uh, which department do we go to?
How would you say these online training compare with the training that we will get from the local colleges?
Do you think, the colleagues actually have enough training available for (skilled trades and actually working) both types of workers or are focusing a lot more on the skills, the skill traits, as opposed to the knowledge workers.
Do colleges and institutes, provide in like, any services for our businesses. So the businesses can actually find the right courses or maybe find the right institutions that they can talk to for the training needs.
Is there anything else you'd like to add for our audience about like professional development or ongoing training for employees?
Can you share a personal habit that has contributed a lot to your success?
Can you share a strategy or a tool that makes you more effective in your work?
How can people reach you, if they have any questions for you?