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The COVID-19 pandemic of 2020 brought much disruption to the working lives of many people across the world with some being told to work from home indefinitely, some furloughed and some people sadly made redundant. It’s fair to say that amongst this chaos training fell slipped down the priority list for most employers.
The METaL team themselves began home working in March 2020, and as the COVID-19 situation worsened, soon realised teaching face-to-face was no longer an option. It was quickly decided that online learning was the way forward, giving our students the ability to gain qualifications from the safety of their own homes.
Converting our courses into a digital format quickly was essential, with many people furloughed there was a window of time in which people had more opportunity than normal to gain professional qualifications.
Luckily METaL were already in the process of converting one course – Corrosion & Coatings Technology, and this launched around April 2020.
Further modules followed and at this point Rebecca Evans, a Tata Steel employee, got in touch to see what training we could offer. Rebecca, like many people, was in the tricky position of balancing her home life, parenting her two young children, with developing her professional skills.
Rebecca decided to enrol on not one but two, we asked Rebecca to comment on her training experience:
Has the flexible format of the METaL courses been useful to you?
I have found the format extremely useful in the current climat. Due to the restrictions that we are currently living under, being able to study at home has made the process easier and less worrying, especially as a mother of two small children.
Being able to log in at a time which suits me means that I can give the course 100%, rather than having to log in at certain times which with young children would be exceedingly difficult.
Flexibility from myself and METaL has made the studying the courses very enjoyable. I have signed up for two modules as I feel that the flexible format means there is no reason why I cannot complete more than one qualification.
How do you think the METaL modules will benefit your career?
I think the modules will be extremely beneficial, I work in heavy industry and to be able to do courses relevant to my role means that I can enjoy the work and study more. There aren’t many courses available that are particularly useful or relevant to the role I do, so to be offered METaL modules relevant to steel industry was an opportunity I could not pass up. The knowledge I’ve gained makes me a better operator in my role as I now understand the full process.
Would you recommend METaL modules?
I would 100% recommend the METaL Project modules to anyone who is looking to do a course that is flexible, and has great tutors always on hand when needed.
For more on how METaL can help you or your company with flexible upskilling, please get in touch.