Life Skills for Telecommunicators


Learning the Ropes


The transition into a career in emergency services can sometimes seem like you’ve entered an alternate universe. Suddenly the rules have changed. Instead of being encouraged to express yourself in new and creative ways and embracing your individuality, you are required to conform to a structure that is a completely foreign concept. The agency that you’ve joined has likely been well trained to understand the dynamics and traits of your generation. However, many of you were never taught what to do in a world that understands why you function the way you do but has not changed to accommodate these traits.
This course is designed to offer you an understanding of this new frontier. We will be examining topics ranging from interacting with co-workers to balance in, and maintenance of, your personal life. Some would say these are things all adults should know. While this may have been true in the past, it becomes increasingly evident that the rules have changed. This course is designed to help you as a new telecommunicator not only survive but excel in your career.