In a word, no. Globalization is not coming to an end. Certainly we have seen some challenges to globalization efforts over the last several years. The trade war with China, immigration barriers being raised, Brexit, and what appears to be a general retreat of the US in global affairs, the current pandemic can seem the last nail in the coffin for globalization. However, the evidence seems more likely to point to increase global cooperation in the years ahead.
Employee training and continuing education are great for employees and even better for your business. Training benefits your business and gives you a competitive advantage. Paying for something that benefits the company and employees just makes sense.