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When is the right time to take continuing education classes?

My boss has been encouraging all employees to sign up for continuing education programs so that we can improve our skills and hopefully take the company even further. I have no objection to learning new skills and taking advantage of different opportunities. However, I have no clue how to go about it and I am not sure whether or not I am actually ready to take continuing education classes. Will I need to go to an adult college or is there an option for taking online continuing education in different courses.

Carlton Burgess

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Kevin Sutter on February 21, 2018

A continuing education program is a post-secondary program or course that is made available to adults. People sign up for programs for continuing education for different reasons. It might be for personal development, career training and advancement or for the purpose of maintaining a certification. The first thing you need to do when you are considering to further your education is to determine why it is important for you to do it. It is one thing to do it because your boss says so and it is another to do it because you actually need it. I would advise you to weigh the pros and cons of getting further education and decide whether or not you want to go through with it. Make it a personal decision. This is how you will know if it the right thing to do and whether or not it is the right time to do it.

If you decide to sign up for the program, you have a lot of options. First and foremost, you have the option of getting your education at adult colleges. This will basically require you to go to a traditional brick and motor institution every time you have classes. Most people who are already working are concerned about time when considering getting their education in colleges. Time is not an issue. Most programs offer a very flexible schedule. You will have the option of attending classes after work in the evening. The other option you have is continuing education online. There are very many advantages of taking online classes. First and foremost, you can do it from anywhere you wish. It can be in your bedroom, at a quiet coffee shop or even at the park. This means you can attend all classes even when you are on a business trip or on vacation. It is also advantageous because you will not have to commute to class every day. This saves you time and money. However, you will not be able to interact with other students as much as you would in a brick and motor institution and you will not be able to take advantage of the different resources at the campus. Apart from this, there are certain courses that are not offered online. Therefore, you need to consider which option would be best for you.

Whatever you decide to do, there is no doubt that continuing your education will be very beneficial to your personal and career development.

Wilson Hansen2 years ago

There are a lot of things you need to consider when you decide to further your education. First and foremost, you need to know whether or not you will be able to afford to finance your education. Most continuing education programs are quite expensive. Apart from the cost, you should also consider whether or not there is a suitable course you can take that is in line with your career goals and whether or not taking the course will actually push you closer to your career goals. In addition to this, you need to consider how long the course will take and how taking the course might affect your job performance. These are all very important considerations. You should not rush into making the decision simply because your boss has suggested it. Do it because you strongly believe it is the right thing for you to do to improve and get better career opportunities.


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