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Continuing Education: Why It’s Important Now More Than Ever

Today, we find ourselves living in a hyper-connected economy that changes rapidly. What does this mean? It means that employees have to become more adaptable and widen their skill set when necessary. One way employees can accomplish this is by continuing their education, whether at the certification or MBA level, full-time or part-time. With 87% […]

Today, we find ourselves living in a hyper-connected economy that changes rapidly. What does this mean? It means that employees have to become more adaptable and widen their skill set when necessary. One way employees can accomplish this is by continuing their education, whether at the certification or MBA level, full-time or part-time. With 87% of millennials saying that professional development is important in a job, companies and organizations should do their best to provide all with continuing education opportunities.

Benefits for All

Employers can offer continuing education opportunities in a variety of ways. The most common opportunities have come in the form of corporate universities, local university education, certifications, and tuition reimbursement. All of these options are great for the employee and company alike according to Jefferson Flanders, President, and CEO of MindEdge. He told Inc.:

“It’s vital that employees continue to learn, and certainly for those under age 40 with the number of employers and potentially the number of different industries they will work in, the ability to adapt and learn is one of the most important factors in long-term career success.”

Employees won’t stay in one position for the entirety of their career; they will look to move up in a company or transfer to a different one. Having the opportunity to continue education gives employees flexibility and ultimately a more comprehensive skill set.   

To learn more about the benefits of continuing education visit TimGentry.com

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