Most applying for a CAD job will have a CAD training certificate. Will they stand out from the crowd of other applicants? Indeed how much is a CAD training certificate actually worth?
Not much if a job candidate were to fail an employer’s CAD test at a
job interview. No-one would be expected to reel off dates if they have a degree
in history. Yet some employers have an expectation of basic CAD skills, because
they distrust CAD training certificates.
Take the example of a “Fully qualified” agency worker in a
major construction company. He was gone by lunch time because he wasn’t able to
achieve anything worthwhile.
The problem is that CAD skills naturally decline if the
software is not used or practiced after a training course.
Here’s an opportunity for some. Job applicants who can
impress an employer with reasonable CAD skills, naturally have a head start.
They are more likely to be selected to attend a training course during their
probationary period of employment. More likely to sail through that course and
reap the rewards of a well paid and respected job.
One aspect of CAD software is that it’s widely used in many
different industries. In the construction industry for example, contractors
have to produce “As fitted” CAD drawings of work carried out for invoice approval.
Look up the next time you are in a supermarket or your office. Note ventilation
ducting, fire detectors, different types of lighting etc. All will have been specified
and fitted as per a CAD drawing.
CAD drafting technicians are typically better paid, because
they carry out an essential task for an employer. Indeed It’s not so easy to
replace an employee who has good skills and knowledge of company CAD work.
If you know someone who might not have other qualifications,
but is capable of detailed and exacting work on a computer, get them to check
out CAD job opportunities. Some jobs could even be local with lower commuting
For those who might be interested, I have been training
employees of companies for over 20 years and can provide free to practice CAD
software. I would be happy to assist with a no contract CAD practice service.
Book a 5 day CAD summer school for adults in Worcester at a special low price for unemployed. (Proof required) at £360 including vat.
There's lots of accommodation in Worcester, it has 2 rail stations Worcester Foregate street and Shrub Hill. You can eat at Wetherspoons in the town centre, not far from a low priced Travelodge (if you book in advance). Next course is 1st to 5th August.
Contact For CAD Skills Training
If you would like more information about CAD skills training, please call On-Site-Support (CAD) on
0800 1976 281 or fill in our contact form.