Looking Back at 2020, Looking Forward to 2021

By Christian Thornton, iNARTE Business Manager

As I look back on 2020, all I can say is that it has been a remarkable year. Virtually everyone has experienced some level of turmoil, whether it be sickness, job loss, loss of a loved one, or any of the countless other things that have occurred this year.

What struck me most as I reflect, however, is the ability for all of us to overcome and adapt. In the last year, I have seen significant changes in how we all interact and operate, from schools and workplaces going virtual as much as allowed to an increase in the level of care we all show to one another. I have witnessed friends and neighbors going out of their way to provide support to those who are unable to leave their homes due to quarantines. I have seen workplaces come together to support each other in transitioning to at-home work environments. I have seen significant changes to the ways in which we operate and the strides we have taken to be more virtual when possible. And best of all, I have seen a level of community not seen for many, many years. The statement “we are all in this together” has rung out around the world and has brought us all closer together even though we remain apart.

Over the past year, iNARTE, part of Exemplar Global, has unlocked new potential opportunities for those in the industries we serve, from digital badging and remote certifications to new job opportunities not previously known. Regardless of your level of experience with iNARTE, whether you are a new or a long-time certificate holder, we value your opinions and thoughts. We strive to move forward into new and beneficial areas, but we cannot do so effectively without your comments and support.

As we move into the new year and develop new tools and opportunities, please stay in contact with us and help guide us to those areas which will be most beneficial to you.

Thank you all for your support in 2020 and may I wish everyone the very best 2021!