Continuing Education is Important for You and Your Employees
Continuing education isn’t just about knowledge; it’s about your future
Learning never stops. There’s always more to know in order to broaden your knowledge base and make your work the best it can be. When you stop learning, you grow stagnant. Worse still, is refusing to learn about new advancements and technologies. If you’re not learning, you’re not only hurting yourself and your business, but you aren’t providing your customers with the services they so desperately need.
Continuing education goes beyond helping yourself and your customers. The more you learn, the more efficient you are, and efficiency translates into dollars saved.
Sometimes continuing education is the law
In certain industries, there’s a need to continue staff education. Failing to complete courses or new seminars means workers and employers fall out of compliance and are on the wrong side of the law. If it’s not an issue of legalities, many businesses feel education isn’t important, or they forget about it. Forgetting about continued education is the wrong move, no matter what industry you’re in. We live in a time when technology moves at lightning speed and there’s always a newer, better way to complete work. Continuing education is a must.
“But what can continuing education teach me about construction that I don’t already know?” Good question. Technology isn’t leaving the construction business alone. Sure, a hammer is a hammer, and a nail is a nail, but smart homes are here. They’re making homes comfortable, more accessible, and user-friendly. Consumers love them, and they want more. Without continuing education to learn about the newest tech available, how could you offer what customers are looking for?
Learning about the equipment that could save you money
We’re not talking about using robots to save dollars, but we are talking about machinery. Battery-powered construction equipment can cost a little more upfront than other equipment, but one area where you will save – fuel. Without equipment that runs on fuel, you’re saving the environment by cutting down on emissions and energy consumption. It’s an eco-friendly win.
This is an area where continuing education can help you run your construction business with fewer expenses. As with all new tools, it’s going to take training to learn the best ways to use the new equipment, how to operate it safely, and also what needs to be done to maintain it.
Education may be more important now than it was before
It used to be that once you were in your line of work, you were set for life. There wasn’t a need for furthering your education. But, with advancements in technology, there’s always more to learn. If you don’t learn, you’re going to fall behind the trends and be forgotten with yesterday’s technology.
Education helps you increase your qualifications. Sure, this is great for resumes, but you run your own business and don’t have to do a resume, right? You still bid on jobs. Who do you think would be selected in a bidding war, the company that’s constantly increasing their qualifications, or the one that hasn’t embraced continued education?
The job market is growing and it’s getting more competitive. People want to know their contractors are current on eco-friendly tech trends, and that they aren’t harming the environment more than necessary. Without continuously learning and embracing tech, you’re going to miss important things that keep you at the top of your game. Change is inevitable, so spread your arms and let it carry you onward and upward, into the future.
At Triple E Equipment, we want to see you increase your profits. We think that can be done through the power of batteries. When our battery-powered equipment is used, fuel expenses are virtually eliminated from budgets, employees work safer, and customers live happier knowing their home was built as eco-friendly as possible. Check out our mini skid steers and battery-powered wheelbarrows.