Suzanne Swint Engineering Solutions

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We Trained Ourselves, Sir

It’s no secret that the slashing of training programs in EPC dismays me, especially for new grads and folks like me, who just love to grow.

For training and development, as with almost everything these days, we can’t count on our leaders or institutions to look out for us. Cost reduction and Austerity programs have cut to the bone. This is a sad fact in the post economic-crisis of 2007-2010 world.

The good news is that our hands are not tied! Of course, we can find a myriad of information of varying quality online for free, but we can also find many high- quality structured programs that, in my opinion, beat most corporate sponsored or in-house training at a fraction of the cost.

My favorite place to go for learning is Coursera, which is one of several good MOOC (Massive Open Online Courses) platforms. Coursera has many programs that are relevant to EPC professionals who are interested in developing themselves.  The courses are offered by some of the best institutions in the world and you receive a certificate upon successful completion that you can show off to your manager or recruiter.

What is your experience with MOOCs?