Economic Downturn Reduces Training Budget

It is a fact that in an organization when budget cut is eminent as effected by economic downturn, the training budget is always the first cut. During an employee performance review, the top of the list of KPI, almost always, is training. However, only few or none at all approved particularly if external training is required.

This is such an irony. The managers want their employee to be competent and kept updated to the latest skills required to be a competitive organization in the market place. But when the employees request for training, it is disapproved.

Company competitivenes is dependent on the competency and skills of personnel within their organization. Training is the best pathway to achieve these corporate goals. Sad to say that often than not, it has been ignored by management.

A Filipino Engineer, Registered Professional Engineer of Queensland (RPEQ) - Australia and Professional Electrical Engineer (PEE) - Philippines with extensive experience in concept select, front-end engineering, HV & LV detail design, construction and commissioning of Hazardous and Non-Hazardous Area electrical installations in water and waste water pipeline and pumping facilities, offshore platforms, hydrocarbon process plants and pipelines including related facilities. Hazardous area classification and design certification (UEENEEM015B, UEENEEM016B, UEENEEM017B).