As an early professional, right out of college and new to my first real job in 1980, I was under the impression that I would spend my entire career simply demonstrating the skills that I had learned in college. After all, you go to college to learn everything, and then you spend the next 50 years simply using that knowledge set, right? Now retired and wiser after a career, I realize that I was very wrong. College merely gives you some basic initial building blocks and teaches you how to think, but it is up to YOU to continue your technical training, and your on-the-job training, throughout your career. College coursework is important, but it is a very small piece of your career coursework.
Ongoing lifelong learning is necessary for two reasons.
First, technology changes, and you need to stay current. ATI is positioned to keep you current with ongoing technical training. A full listing of our courses can be found at www.aticourses.com
Second, your roles and responsibilities will change over the course of your professional lifetime, and as your roles will change, your skills must change too. While many recent grads and new-hires never think about it, early professionals will eventually become leaders, bosses, and managers. Consequently, a new skill set will be required, and those skills were likely not have been taught to you in your undergraduate college program. ATI is here to help. We are offering a new course called Business Essentials for Scientists and Engineers.
This five-day course is comprised of 5 one-day modules which teach Scientist and Engineers the soft skills associated with your profession. You will learn Project Management Skills, Business Basics, and Publishing Strategies. While you may get some of this material in your on-the-job training, this course will provide the materials from noted experts in a complete and concise manner. This course is a must for people who are interested in more than just the pure technical aspects of their job.
An over view of the upcoming Business Essentials for Scientists and Engineers follows.
Day 1 – Business Management for Scientists and Engineers
Day 2 – Project Management Essentials
Day 3 – Accelerating Team Performance
Day 4 – Presentation Skills, Virtual and In-Person
Day 5 – Publishing your Research
You can find additional information on this ATI course here. You will also find additional information including dates and instructor biographies for each module. You can also register for this class at this site. Registering for only particular modules is an option.
A good way to learn more about this course is to attend the upcoming one-hour free webinar where the instructors for each module will tell you more about their courses. Feel free to attend the free session, even if you are not currently planning to take the course. Perhaps we will change your mind. You can register for the free session here. While there, you can also register for the full course.
We hope you will give this exciting new opportunity a chance.