The Covid-19 pandemic has unquestionably overturned the economy and financial stability for many professionals. Many remain un- or under-employed, and the future remains uncertain.
Conversations with local freelancers and entrepreneurs have shown us that many of them are working to diversify their skillsets to become more marketable in the current pandemic and in any future downturns.
That 77% are partaking in additional skill training or development to build an updated skill portfolio and planning to transition careers to a more in-demand industry.
Mind you, these stats come from a 2019 report, before the pandemic started.
As we await the 2020 report, one can imagine that the number of freelancers currently taking these steps will be greater due to current circumstances.
Hudson Valley Community College (HVCC) has developed a flexible and affordable program to meet these needs.
The HVCC Career Launchpad has fast-track options to provide the education necessary to enhance skills or develop new ones. They provide non-credit and credit courses which can prove vital to preparing for an extended, or future economic downturn.
Invest in marketplace and financial stability. Let’s launch! Get started HERE.