CE Center serves and saves students

“I slipped up and messed up a lot but I’m here now and this school taught me, pushes me to go further than I can,” says Stevie Thomas. “This school brings positivity to my life and change how I act around people and being more professional.”

That’s just one of the comments about a Roosevelt School community education program that for students who can’t find success in a traditional classroom. Read more: https://wrex.com/category/2018/11/19/roosevelt-community-education-center-sees-record-attendance-shifts-in-positive-data/

Graduation should be scrapped in ‘lifelong learning revolution”

Ministers are being urged to scrap the current school leaving age of 16 and instead bring in a requirement that young people stay in learning, in either the classroom or the workplace, until they are 18.

As part of what it termed a “revolution in lifelong learning”, IPPR Scotland called for the existing school leaving age to be replaced with “a new skills participation age of 18”.

In addition, it recommended everyone under the age of 21 should be involved in learning new skills in some way by 2025, and the Scottish Government introduce a new target of having 100,000 workers over the age of 25 involved in the skills system by then.

Read details here: https://www.newsandstar.co.uk/news/national/17239428.school-leaving-age-should-be-scrapped-in-lifelong-learning-revolution/

Are universities hubs for lifelong learning?

Of course, universities are hubs for lifelong learning, it is what they have always been although they would call it something different – research, perhaps? But that is probably not what the concept of “lifelong learning” stands for.

Read opinion from Erasmus Salon: https://www.coimbra-group.eu/erasmus-salon-are-universities-a-hub-for-lifelong-learning/

Flint kicks off mentor program

“We had parents doing a workshop with Doctor Laughton from John’s Hopkins University, equipping our parents with strategies to help their kids succeed. Our success mentors were in an orientation so that they can be matched with a student in the city to help support our student success here in the Flint area,” said Kerry Downs of the Flint Community Education Initiative.

https://nbc25news.com/news/local/mentoring-program-celebrated-by-flint-community-education-initiative

New approach to lifelong learning international

GENEVA, Sept. 7 (Xinhua) — A new approach to lifelong learning is needed for the future of work, the International Labor Organization (ILO) director general has said in a speech to education and employment ministers at a G20 meeting in Argentina, the ILO said Friday.

“We need to replenish skills throughout a working career, and this calls for revisiting the models and concepts of lifelong learning to create the future we want,” said Guy Ryder, the ILO chief.

Read more: http://www.xinhuanet.com/english/2018-09/08/c_137452859.htm

MSU opens new Lifelong Learning Center

by Deanna Watson, Wichita Falls Times Record News

Published 3:02 p.m. CT Sept. 12, 2018 | Updated 3:39 p.m. CT Sept. 12, 2018

More than 100 people gathered Wednesday at Midwestern State University’s new Lifelong Learning Center.

The Lifelong Learning Center, housed in the university-obtained property at 2527 Hampstead Lane, welcomes those interested in non-credited education in a classroom setting on a variety of subjects.

Dr. Suzanne Shipley, president of MSU Texas, welcomed those celebrating the grand opening with a short discussion on the center’s mission — a place for people over age 50 seeking further knowledge and discussion, not pursuing formal advanced degrees.

“A lifelong learning center is about more than taking classes,” the Fall 2018 course book states. “It is also about developing a community of older adults who want to socialize and discuss intellectual topics with peers outside of the classroom.”

Read more: https://www.timesrecordnews.com/story/news/local/2018/09/12/msu-texas-new-lifelong-learning-center-officially-opens-doors/1282868002/

From functional literacy to lifelong learning

”Our country must move on from universal functional literacy to skill development and lifelong learning,” said India’s Vice President Venkaiah Naidu.

According to Naidu, there is a glaring gap in world’s development — one-third population of the world is illiterate.

Read what they are proposing to do about it in India: https://www.indiatoday.in/education-today/news/story/our-country-must-move-on-from-functional-literacy-to-lifelong-learning-venkaiah-naidu-1301502-2018-07-31

Company culture emphasizes lifelong learning

Always learn.

That’s a key aspect of the culture at Sarasota-based S-One Holdings Corp. Employees now have access to over 3,000 courses through the online platform Udemy. The company pays for licenses for employees as a way to encourage constant learning. S-One also hosts in-person classes at its Sarasota office.

Read why the company believes that is a good thing… https://www.businessobserverfl.com/article/s-one-holding-sarasota-continuing-education-learning