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When I joined this company, I was told that there would be many opportunities for training. So far, the three programs that I was supposed to attend were cancelled at the last minute without any explanation, and none have been rescheduled. My manager told me that more will be on the way, but that was two months ago and there have been none. Any suggestions?

Sometimes people who put on training programs need training in employee communication, motivation, and follow-up. There may be some good reasons for canceling a training program, but there are no good reasons for doing so without any explanation. Managerial silence in this type of situation actually speaks loudly in terms of the company's commitment not only to employee education, but also to the employees themselves.

You should meet with the individual who handles the training programs, express your disappointment over the cancellations, and ask if there are plans to reschedule. Your meeting should provide you with a better understanding of the company's commitments and objectives in the training area, along with the training opportunities available to you.

At the same time, it is important to remember that there are countless classes and programs offered in local colleges, universities, and online. Although it is disheartening if your company does not keep its commitment to education, the most important commitment to education is the one you make to yourself.

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