Often I am approached by employees who want to improve their skills, yet their employer does not want to invest in training. Remember, each employee wants to do a good job… if they did not want to do a good job, you would not have them on your staff.
Always Nurture a Desire to Learn
When your employee is actively trying to improve their skills knowledge, pay attention because that is the type of employee motivation employers want. Your best course of action is to investigate what they want to learn and evaluate the benefit to the company. If their desired learning tract is not exactly in-line with the company goals, then try to find a similar form of training which will also benefit the company.