There is a certain point we reach in our lives when we think to ourselves, “hooray, I’m finished with school!” It may be true for some people, that after high school or college, education is not thought about again. But for the vast majority of us, regardless of our career fields, continuing education is a necessary element of productivity. According to Reference for Business, “Employers depend on continuing education as a tool for ensuring a highly skilled and knowledgeable workforce. Individuals use continuing education for upward career mobility, job enhancement and personal enrichment.”
In short, continuing to learn after required schooling is not only a current business trend, it is a forward thinking way of life.
There are many reasons for seeking further education past high school or college. Many skill sets are not taught in schools, but are required for jobs. Much can be learned through hands on experience, but that experience opens doors to new questions and learning opportunities. Continuing education is also an effective way to increase focus, performance ability, and mental well being.
Many fields actually ask employees to maintain education in order to stay in their jobs. The healthcare industry is a prime example. Standards of practice and medical procedure must advance with the times to ensure all professionals in the industry are giving first rate care to patients. As we grow and change throughout life, so must our knowledge base.
And, as we have said many times before, we live in a technological era. New inventions and apps are being released daily. No schooling can prepare and train people for advances as they come along. It is the responsibility of not only a company or organization, but also the individuals, to further the educational process and help every industry to grow. Interpreter Education Online offers many courses for continuing education requirements, as well as courses for new interpreters and language testing for organizations. What will you do to ensure your future is full of knowledge? After all, knowledge is power! Join the conversation on our LinkedIn and Facebook pages!