I am a brand and marketing strategist for a company that has already retrenched half its team and is still struggling financially. My company aims to revolutionize the way in which we educate the youth and help them develop their skills to suit today's technological needs and requirements such as coding, basic computer literacy etc. Due to the sudden shrinking of the team I have had to take on many roles - some I am not trained for - graphic designer, web developer etc. If I was to go for classes to learn these skills it would change our business, my own life and the lives of those we work for on a very big scale. I have 2 degrees (obtained through extreme hard work and bursaries - but the short courses I need now do not have bursary options and are very expensive, well out of my reach and taking out a loan now to do these is dangerous as I might too be retrenched if we don't turn things around quickly).