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Uncertain about upskilling in the building and construction industry?

Uncertain about upskilling in the building and construction industry?

In the world of building and construction, things are always changing. New technologies and techniques are constantly being introduced, and it can feel overwhelming to keep up with all the latest trends. For some people, especially those who have been in the industry for a long time, the idea of learning new skills – also known as upskilling – can be downright overwhelming.

But why is that? Why are some folks uncertain of learning new things, especially when it comes to their jobs in building and construction? Well, let's break it down in simpler terms.

Why Are People Uncertain?

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