Beyond the Career: 5 Unemployment Training Benefits — MedCerts

Is Short-Term Online Career Training Right for You?

Finding the motivation to go through the education and training needed to land a job isn’t always easy. It helps to know that unemployment training benefits go well beyond simply helping your resume float to the top of the stack.

No-cost unemployment training benefits are available to people who qualify for government workforce grants. It’s an excellent opportunity to gain the skills and experience necessary to get noticed by prospective employers.

Yes, training and education levels are directly related to earning more money. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that people without a high school diploma make less than those who have one. Those with a high school diploma make less than those with some college, and they make less than those with an associate degree.

More education also means you’re less likely to be unemployed. But these benefits can also help you grow personally and professionally in ways you may not yet realize. Here are five reasons to inspire you to sign up for unemployment training.

1. You Can Sharpen Your “Soft Skills”

There are hard skills — like learning how to code or take blood from a patient — and then there are soft skills that enhance your life in many ways. When you commit to completing unemployment training, you can practice time management, communication skills, and other interpersonal skills.

Unemployment training benefits also include opportunities to work creatively and find solutions to problems. You’ll have a chance to become better organized and even practice ways to reduce stress.

2. You Can Expand Your Network

Online training programs, like those available through MedCerts, offer opportunities to meet new people and expand your network. MedCerts has a National Employer Network that helps students find hands-on training and job opportunities at companies nationwide. You’ll gain experience while also creating and strengthening relationships.

3. You Can Build Your Confidence

Being unemployed can do a number on your confidence, but strategically preparing for a new career can initiate a big change in how you feel about yourself. Instead of allowing your nerves and worries to overcome you, you can put your efforts toward creating a skill set that will make you attractive to future employers — and everyone else around you.

4. You Can Keep Your Mind Sharp

Neurobiology is a relatively new scientific field that studies how the human brain can change and grow even in adults. Learning new things can offer challenges that help you to sharpen your thinking and solve problems in new and creative ways. Doctors believe that learning (including unemployment training benefits) can even stave off dementia and improve your memory.

5. You Can Become More Adaptable To Change

You already know that life is one big change after another, and the people who can adapt are the ones who reap the benefits. The scientist Charles Darwin is famous for the idea of the “survival of the fittest,” but that’s not exactly what he discovered. He found that animals that could adapt to their surroundings were the ones most likely to survive.

When you take advantage of unemployment training benefits, you’ll do more than just survive. You’ll set yourself up to thrive in a new career with better life skills that will allow you to grow both personally and professionally.

Portrait of Sandy Mead
Written by Sandy Mead
National Director of Workforce Development

Sandy Mead has over 22 years of experience in the workforce development space and helps MedCerts create career opportunities and build relationships with workforce offices.

As the National Director of Workforce Development, Sandy partners with workforce offices across the country to assist in the WIOA requirements of providing skills gained and national credentials to increase successful career pathways. She has been instrumental in increasing performance data outcomes and helping participants achieve credentials to enhance employment.

Published on August 9, 2022

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