Continuing Education and Training Opportunities

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What is continuing education and training (CET)?

CET refers to courses or training that is used to satisfy continuing professional education requirements.

For many occupations, it is essential to continue to develop your professional knowledge and skills in order to practise safely and effectively throughout your career.

Short Course and CET.

A short course or CET is the knowledge, experience, and your ability that enables you to perform a job. This generally includes a combination of those personal attributes that you’ve developed through your life and work. In a workplace, you use arrange of skills, some being job-specific to enable you to carry out your job, and other ‘soft’ skills that relate to your ‘people’ skills such as communication, critical thinking and conflict resolution and others. You might use soft skills you’ve developed through your work experience, school, and volunteer roles. 

They might include problem-solving or resolving a conflict with a customer. Short course or CET often form the basis of continuing education and training programs, as industry professionals remain current in their areas of practice, and this is often a requirement of their employment and/or licensing.

In the workplace, you typically use a range of skills on a given day. Some of these skills are job-specific and are learned through training, or sometimes learned on the job with an experienced mentor.

You might also use ‘hard’ skills that aren’t job specific. For example, you might use your written communication skills to write a key document or to follow-up on an important project. You might use your verbal communication skills to present a project idea to the management team.

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