Investing in technology training is key to professional growth

Investing in technology training is key to professional growth

By Luís Silva, President of Porto Tech Hub

In the post-pandemic world we live in, referred to as BANI (Brittle, Anxious, Nonlinear and Incomprehensible), where technology plays a central role in almost every sector, the importance of continuous training for professionals has never been more crucial. Investing in the training of specialists is not just a matter of personal improvement, but also an urgent necessity to boost economic growth, innovation and global competitiveness.

The rapid digital transformation we are witnessing in all spheres of society is constantly redefining the demands of the job market. New technologies emerge, old ones are improved, and the skills required for professionals to remain relevant in the market change almost overnight. In this context, professionals who invest in their continuous training are better placed to adapt to the demands of the contemporary job market.

What’s more, training in technology is not just limited to IT professionals. Nowadays, with digitalization in all sectors, from medicine to agriculture, including the financial industry and textiles, technological skills are increasingly valued in all areas of activity. Professionals in marketing, human resources, accounting and many other fields can also benefit significantly from a solid knowledge of technology.

One of the greatest benefits of investing in technology training is the potential to stimulate innovation, since trained professionals are more willing to think outside the box, find creative solutions to problems and implement new technologies effectively. This capacity for innovation not only drives the growth of companies, but also contributes to the advancement of society as a whole.

However, for investment in technology training to be truly effective, there needs to be an ongoing commitment from governments, companies and professionals. The implementation by governments of policies that encourage technology education for children, as well as accessible, quality training programs for adults wishing to acquire new skills, will always have a positive impact. Companies, for their part, must invest in training their employees, recognizing that continuous training is essential to maintain competitiveness in the global market.

Finally, individuals must take responsibility for their own professional development, recognizing the importance of keeping up to date with the latest technological trends by investing time and resources in their ongoing training. After all, in a world where the only constant is change, the ability to learn and adapt quickly has become an essential skill for long-term professional success.

Therefore, investing in technology training is not only an investment in individual professional growth, but also an investment in economic growth, innovation and sustainable development. It is therefore imperative that we continue to prioritize and value the ongoing training of professionals, especially in the field of technology.

1 April, 2024