Get big benefits from continuing education

The vision statement of the American Association for Adult and Continuing Education says that it is “dedicated to the belief that lifelong learning contributes to human fulfillment and positive social change.”

Personal enrichment is important, but education can do more. It can lead to greater job satisfaction as old skills are honed and new skills are learned.

Jobs are changing in today’s world and skills need to be updated in order to keep pace. More education can propel an individual into a higher-paying job or even into a new career opportunity.

Our own company offers a variety of educational programs including tuition for college courses. If you are uncertain where to start, check with the Human Resources Department for a listing or an appraisal of your needs. A local vocational school, community college, or university is also a good place to go for information.

The Lumina Foundation for Education helps expand access to post-secondary education targeting adult learners, particularly those with low income or academic under preparation. The National Association of Realtors also lists online courses that can advance one’s career.

Many courses are now offered online. If you want to check whether an online course is accredited, visit the Council for Higher Education Web site,

Age is no age limit for education. People over 55 can try Elderhostel. It offers the opportunity to partake of lifelong learning while offering a chance to have fun with peers.

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