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5 Reasons technology is important in career training programs

Using tablet computer in auto shopTechnology isn’t just important for today’s career training; it is a vital part of contemporary life. From the smartphones that keep us connected to each other to the social media apps that reach out to the global community, the technologies we choose and use allow us to be better students, workers and citizens. If you’re thinking about a new career and are ready to enter a career training program, make certain you choose one that has kept up-to-date with training technologies for the classroom and beyond.

Here are 5 reasons why technology is such an important part of your training and your future career:

Students have different learning styles. If you’re the type of person who learns best by doing, then you probably already know that sitting in a lecture hall is an old-fashioned way of learning. You want your classroom instruction to be supplemented by hands-on activities and work outside the classroom. Technology allows instructors to think—and teach—outside the box.

Technology is convenient and portable. Backpacks full of books being lugged through crowded hallways is so old-school. You already know that there’s a better way of getting content. Tablets can turn volumes of books into pages on a screen and laptops can bring a world of learning to your fingertips.

Real world training begins with examples. Whether it’s automotive, electronics systems or computer and network technologies, you want the opportunity to work with industry specific tools and equipment. If you’re training in Computer-Aided Drafting and Design (CADD), you want your workstation to be equipped with the same kinds of software used in the industry today. If you’re training to be a medical assistant, you want the opportunity to work with simulators that will give you an idea of how you might perform compressions or blood draws on an actual patient.

The whole world is your resource when you use technology. A good career training program will reach out to employers to find out what they are looking for in their new hires. It will also continually use technological advances to respond to the needs of the industries and communities it serves. Technology is ever-evolving and the best career training programs use it to adapt to the needs of its students and the workforce.

Technology in the classroom gets you ready for technology in the world. The more opportunities you have to use technology, the more comfortable you’ll be with it. Once you embrace its limitless potential, you just might start to understand your own potential!

At Porter and Chester Institute, we understand the importance of technology because we use it in all our career training programs. Contact our Career Program Specialists today to find out which program is right for you.