Times are changing, yet career desires hardly do: For decades, little boys have dreamed of becoming police officers or pilots, girls usually want a professional career as (veterinary) doctors or teachers.
However, Sophia was different: She liked to tinker with technology, even at an early age. Pin toys, Lego robots, computers – she wasn’t satisfied until she knew exactly how something worked. Later, she dreamed of running her own IT company – a dream she realised together with two friends, Sophia founded her own startup.
”To keep my business growing, I have to keep up with the latest technology,” she says. The instructors at TÜV Rheinland Academy were there to help her. They themselves have practical experience and are dedicated to help with innovations and digitisation.
> In this video you can get to know the whole story of Sophia.
Happiness Increases Personal Productivity
TÜV Rheinland Academy is specialised in training and further education in technical professions and offers companies, graduates and professionals a wide range of opportunities to develop their personal potential.
Mohammed from India has also benefited from it. Initially, he wanted to be a racing driver. Today, he works as a mechatronics engineer for an international automotive group. Not least because with the Vocational Training of TÜV Rheinland Academy he experienced exactly the dual vocational training based on the German model, which is the basis for getting an opportunity for a job interview with global players. He made it through, despite coming from a modest background and lacked the money for education.
“The education was financially supported and was outstanding. That’s why I can live my dream today,” he says. Good for his employer! After all, studies show that happy employees are about 20 percent more productive than their dissatisfied colleagues.
> In this video you can get to know the whole story of Mohammed.
There could be more people like Sophia or Mohammed worldwide. According to the Gallup Engagement Index in the USA, just one in three employees (33 percent) still feels emotionally committed to his job. And that is already the world’s top value. In the European Union, only one in ten employees (11 percent) is happy with his or her job, while one in four (25 percent) has already mentally resigned.
Why is that? On the one hand, many companies concentrate exclusively on their day-to-day business and thereby lose sight of employee development. On the other hand, even employees do not pursue their career goals consistently enough. John’s example shows that things can be different: Already as a child, he was very ambitious. Today, he works in his dream job and moves heavy construction frames as a crane operator. It wasn’t always easy to get there. “I started at the bottom, but I always kept an eye on my goal,” John remembers. Then his employer financed his training as a crane operator, and he passed the examination at PersCert TÜV. For him, personnel certification is not just a degree, but a kickoff for a successful international career that offers him many opportunities.
> In this video you can get to know the whole story of John.
Tailor-Made E-Learning for Individual Careers
So it’s not always the direct route that leads to the dream job, but that’s exactly what you should expect and inform yourself accordingly. Especially the increasing digitalisation and automation offers exciting, sometimes undreamed of development possibilities. Today, for example, it is no longer necessary to study computer science to protect companies from hackers, viruses and other threats. Jane can prove this: she decided not to study and instead took tailor-made e-learning courses at TÜV Rheinland Academy. Today, she works as an IT expert and continues to focus on digital training. “Together with TÜV Rheinland Academy, for example, we have developed a customised course on cybersecurity for our company,” she says. “It is working out really well!”
> In this video you can get to know the whole story of Jane.
Paul also opted for a training course at TÜV Rheinland Academy as part of his continuing education program and was very enthusiastic about the practice-oriented courses. Without hesitation, he applied to be a trainer. With success. Today, he shares his expertise with young professionals and executives around the world. “I used to be a great electrical engineer at home. Today, I’m creating new ideas worldwide,” he proudly states. “It’s nice that I can share my dream with so many people and pass on my knowledge myself – so that others may also realise their dream.”
> In this video you can get to know the whole story of Paul.
Find out more about how the services offered by TÜV Rheinland Academy have supported Sophia, Mohammed, John, Jane, and Paul on their career paths, or find out for yourself what opportunities are available to you and your workforce worldwide through training and further education at TÜV Rheinland Academy.
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