As documented by Adriaan Jenkins.
I have two decades of production-related experience. I spent the last 15 years working as a press operator at Pactiv Evergreen. The company manufactures and produces boxes and packaging materials for prominent restaurants and fast-food franchises.
I led the union in the largest plant in Pactiv Evergreen’s Paper Division. I looked after the production machinery’s functions. The plant has over 300 employees during the slow season, rising close to 400 during peak demand times. It’s a 24/7, year-round operation with products covering food packaging items such as paper cups, plastic lids, and food service containers and cartons.
Then Came the Realization
After over a decade of working with great people in a secure position, I eventually realized that my career goals weren’t aligned with the organization’s goals. My position entailed me working with the corporate union, but I wanted something different and something more. I wanted to get into project management.
But to make my dreams of a new career in project management come true, I needed to upskill.
In Search of Knowledge
I believe that the suitable courses, especially in the areas of project management and Lean management, would help boost my resume and help me land a new job. I felt confident because the discipline of project management is everywhere.
And so, I began searching through different online platforms to find the ones that best aligned with my goals and could give me the upskilling I wanted. My search led me to Simplilearn.
Simplilearn’s Upskilling Resources Were the Difference-Maker
I went through many platforms and found the Simplilearn platform to be the easiest to use. In addition, Simplilearn customer service is a top-notch team that helped me choose a bundle where I could take multiple courses, something other platforms lacked. I took the PMP Certification Training course and the Lean SixSigma course.
The courses were to the point and aligned with the current industry standards and market trends. The curriculum and blended learning were instrumental in choosing Simplilearn as my learning partner.