Summer Courses Can Polish Your Skills

If you’re looking for a promotion at your current job or if you’re looking for new job, consider taking summer courses at local colleges or at specific industry training centers.

It’s never a bad thing to brush up on your current skills or learn something new. Adding a training course to your resume shows potential employers that you have the motivation and the initiative to work on your career goals.

What Courses Should You Take?

If you are wondering what types of courses to take, first consider  ways to improve at the job your currently have. Does your job involve some sort of graphic design skills? If so, a design course or multimedia course such as Discovering Digital Photography ( at Indiana University South Bend to improve your digital photography skills.

IU at South Bend also offers career training courses ( in healthcare and fitness, IT and software development, hospitality, trades and environmental careers. They have courses that will benefit anyone wanting to improve their skills or work toward a specialized certificate.

In eastern Michigan, look for training courses at Ferris State University ( in Big Rapids. In the Fort Wayne, Ind., area look for adult learning information at Indiana University Perdue University Fort Wayne (

As you think about what types of courses you should take, write your career goals on paper then look for specific training courses that fit your goals. By visually drawing a line between what your goals are and the courses you choose, you will be mentally mapping out a path toward success for yourself in your chosen field.

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