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7 Practical Short Courses to Make You Useful in Any Industry

Practical short courses


“Upskilling” is a buzzword that has been drilled into our minds over the past couple of years. After all, it never hurts to learn something new in a competitive job market. But with work and adult life taking up most of our days, finding the time to do so tends to take a back seat.

Of course, when there is a will, there is a way. For those who have a day or two to spare, these short practical lessons will be your saving grace. Plus, these continuing education courses (CETs) will help you stay relevant in your field.

PS All of these courses are also eligible for SkillsFuture credit.


1. Find out how to impress customers


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Problem solving is an essential skill in any workplace. If you are looking to create this next big thingyour first step would definitely be to understand the issues that consumers face in their daily lives.

If you’re looking to pull a page out of Grab’s book to launch your own awesome app, Design Thinking for an innovative workplace will impart skills and frameworks to help you think from a customer’s perspective. This way, you will learn to develop solutions that will help solve your customers’ problems.

Design Thinking for an innovative workplace
Duration: 1 day, 9am-5pm
Appointment: September 26, 2022

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2. Engage your target audience through storytelling


7 practical courses to make you valuable in any industry, with some as short as a day to save time off

Content creation is kind of like the underdog of big business. It may not be a company’s core business, but digital content has the potential to make or break how customers interact with a brand, product or service.

Take a break from your office role in marketing or business development and get behind the camera with Create your digital stories. This is a hands-on course that will teach you about storytelling skills and how to use visuals and audio to help you achieve your business development goals. Not to mention, you could be taking up a new hobby of videography.

Create your digital stories
Duration: 1 day, 9am-5pm
Appointment: September 21, November 30, December 7, 202

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3. Understand employee needs to be a better leader


For those who lead a team, Analysis of training needs and skills gaps will develop the talents and skills of your subordinates. From identifying the skills and competencies needed for different positions to prioritizing training efforts, you’ll be able to align your team’s learning and development with your business goals.

To achieve this, you will need to become familiar with training needs analysis and skills gap analysis in order to fairly and accurately assess the strengths and weaknesses of your employees and identify training needs. team training. To follow up, you’ll learn how to develop training recommendations and craft learning plans that are sure to impress both superiors and subordinates.

Analysis of training needs and skills gaps
Duration: 2 days, 9am-5pm
Appointment: September 19-20, October 10-11, November 17-18, December 14-15, 2022

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4. Generate more clicks and traffic to your site


7 practical courses to make you valuable in any industry, with some as short as a day to save time off

From food recommendations to things to do in the area, it’s all at your fingertips these days. But if let’s say you own a small clothing business or even a multi-chain business, Search Engine Optimization (SEO) experts will make sure your website comes out on top when customers start looking for new trendy outfits.

To begin with, the One day course on SEO fundamentals will give you the know-how in keyword research and website optimization to get maximum eyes on your content.

SEO Fundamentals in 1 Day
Duration: 1 day, 9am-5pm
Appointment: November 24, 2022

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5. Improve social media marketing skills to reach more customers


7 practical courses to make you valuable in any industry, with some as short as a day to save time off
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Creating an Instagram profile and posting content for your new home bakery business sounds simple enough. But if you’re not getting the clicks you want, attend the Social Media Customer Engagement Course could help.

From exploring the different types of social media platforms to understanding social media analytics and its benefits, the course is beginner-friendly. – whether you’re always on top of the latest viral dance moves or have already been called a “boomer”.

Engage customers via social media
Duration: 1 day, 9am-6pm
Appointment: September 14, November 18, 2022

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6. Use data to identify new opportunities


7 practical courses to make you valuable in any industry, with some as short as a day to save time off

From assigning the best route on your Grab ride to recommending new favorite jams on Spotify, data analytics helps our favorite apps and services unlock a ton of convenience and satisfaction in our lives. .

With Data Analytics for the Workplace, you’ll become the go-to guru for decoding stacks of Excel spreadsheets to spot trends and patterns. Whether you manage inventory and supply chains or assess prime time to publish posts on Facebook and Instagram, this course will help you make sense of the endless rows and columns of statistics to make strategic decisions.

Data Analytics for the Workplace
Duration: 1 day, 9am-5pm
Appointment: December 19, 2022

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7. Learn to code from scratch


7 practical courses to make you valuable in any industry, with some as short as a day to save time off

Having a bit of digital savvy is essential in today’s tech-powered world. So, there is no doubt that being versed in coding will come in handy for those looking to gain an edge in their career. And it’s never too late to learn. Nope programming experience is necessary if you want to be able to tackle basic coding projects with Coding for Beginners (Online).

You will be armed with easy-to-use programming learning tools and rest assured that you will be able to get to grips with the world of coding.

Coding for Beginners (Online)
Duration: 1 day, 9am-5pm
Appointment: November 11, 2022

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Sign up for lifelong learning courses with NYP



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Whether you are considering that promotion or want to gain additional skills and knowledge to better contribute to your team, there is a wide range of Continuing Education Courses (CET) at Nanyang Polytechnic to upgrade you with.

Ranging from coding and data analysis to digital marketing and social media, these modules can be completed in as little as a day for a quick addition to your resume.

These courses are also accompanied certificate of completion from NYP or its CET institutes such as the Asian Culinary Institute (AIT), National Center of Excellence for Workplace Learning (NACE) and Singapore Institute of Retail Studies (SIRS). You can consult NYP Class Schedule to find one that suits your schedule.

These short CET courses will help you better understand various industries without investing weeks or even months of valuable time. In addition to providing a solid foundation to advance your career, these courses will also give you the opportunity to expand your professional network and even gain additional information to start a career change.

Learn more about NYP Short Courses here


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