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What are the advantages of adult education programs?

Everywhere in the world, primary and secondary education is reserved for the young individuals and after high school, the young adult is given the opportunity to pursue a higher education. In most cases, most people complete college by the age of 24. Anyone looking to get to college above this age is considered untraditional and a lot of criticism is directed to them. This has made most people shy away from adult education programs. Only people who are looking to get further education like Master’s and Ph.D.’s are willing to confidently enroll in education programs. I have seen this first-hand. My family was quick to congratulate my cousin who decided to do pharmacy continuing education but not so much when my sister decided to get an adult education certificate. So are there any benefits of these education programs for adults?

Kristi Hammond

in Higher Education

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Kevin Sutter on February 20, 2018

You are right. Most people love to conform to what they have been raised up seeing or believing.  It is human nature. Most of us have been raised knowing that you start education at the age of 4 or 6 and continue until you get to college after which you are considered ready to get into the employment field. Therefore, anyone who does not follow this system is considered to be doing something wrong. What most people forget is that we do not all have the same opportunities. Some people are forced to leave school earlier than normal due to financial constraints and other challenges. This prevents them from going through the education system like most of us. The only option for this group of people is an adult education program. Through these adult programs, they are able to learn all the basic skills they require to get jobs and make their contribution to their society. Just because they are doing it later in life doesn’t mean it is less effective. Getting adult education certificates is equally important to continuing pharmacy education or any other course. In fact, there are plenty of advantages one gets from the adult school programs. These include:

  • Financial Aid Is Available

One of the great things about adult programs is the fact that there are so many people willing to provide funds to adults who wish to further their education. Sometimes the government entirely funds these programs so as to ensure many people have access to the program.

  • Deeper Desire to Succeed

Adults who dropped out normally have a greater desire to succeed because they know the opportunity can change their lives. This is very different from young individuals who sometimes feel like they are going to school because they have no other option.

  • Flexibility

One of the best things about these programs is that you can work and go to class. The classes are very flexible. In most cases, they are offered in the evening. Therefore, you can earn a living and still get your education. The program will not interfere with your schedule.

  • Life Changing

Most people who decide to further their education learn important skills that open doors to numerous opportunities such as better salaries, promotions and different job opportunities. Therefore, it is a great option for someone who wants to improve their career and take advantage of different opportunities that they would otherwise not be able to.

Noel Byrd2 years ago

I totally agree with this. Adult education programs are very advantageous to an individual. In today’s job market, employers mainly look for employees who have the skills and knowledge to do the job. There is no employer who will hire an individual who is not professionally trained in the field they are recruiting for. Therefore, it is very important for adults to consider improving their skill by enrolling in these programs. Most people assume that people who go back to school at a certain age are doing the wrong thing simply because people are expected to complete their education at a certain age. The fear of doing something contrary to the norm prevents a lot of people from getting the education they need to accomplish their career goals. As a result, many people are left unsatisfied and frustrated with life simply because they did not take full advantage of the opportunities available to them.

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