The Texas A&M College of Pharmacy offers numerous co-curricular opportunities for students, including Community Service, Health Screenings, Health Fairs, Health Symposiums, and Community Health Committees. Learn more…
Want a job in the future? Prepare to be a student for life.
According to the National Academy of Engineering (USA), engineers worldwide are facing a whirlwind of change. Technology is advancing at such a rapid pace that engineers must update half of everything they know every couple of years. Here is how they keep up in Australia and New Zealand…
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In the UK, leaders are looking to lifelong learning to prepare populations for the future of work. They know that a lot of the jobs that exist today might not exist in 2030.
“That means if we want to make sure people and places are Robot ready we need to up skill and retain.”
Since a lot of people have already left compulsory education that means they need to focus on lifelong learning and ensuring that people can transition from jobs that are likely to disappear to jobs are likely to grow in the future.
Read more here: https://feweek.co.uk/2019/05/30/81379/
The government must rethink its approach to lifelong learning and ensure that it educates younger people for longer working lives, according to a report published today by the Lords Committee on Intergenerational Fairness and Provision.
The committee adds that “lifelong learning is a cause for serious concern.” The Lords claim that the scheme should be extended and scaled up to prepare for the challenges of an ageing workforce and technological development.
What is the secret to Warren Buffet’s success?
According to Charlie Munger: His ability to be a lifelong “learning machine.”
“If you take Warren Buffett and watched him with a time clock, I would say half of all the time he spends is sitting on his ass and reading,” Munger said in his 2007 commencement speech at the University of Southern California.
“Without lifelong learning, you’re not going to do very well. You’re not going to get very far in life based on what you already know,” says Munger.
A study by the Pew Research Center found 54 percent of working adults believe it was essential to continuously update their skills to be successful in their careers. Why? To keep up with advances in technology that are disrupting industries from automakers to retail. So what changes will support this need and how can higher education help?
Whether our young high school graduates enter a trade school, community college, or university, their degree or certificate will not be the end of their education.
Don Pearson of Benton Harbor said being a lifelong learner is one of the most important lessons his parents taught him while he was growing up.
“As a kid, that was part of the culture in the home – learning all the time, reading all the time,” said Pearson, a 1975 Benton Harbor High School graduate. “There was literature everywhere. It’s become a hobby. My father reads constantly, even to this day. He’s 93 years old and that was one of the reasons I retired. He’s still reading. He’s still watching the news. And we still have great, stimulating conversations.”
Associations usually focus the marketing of their education and credential programs on the individual learner. But your educational programs have two target audiences: individuals and the employers who pay for or encourage their continuing education.
Think of employers as the influencers who can help persuade members and prospects to register for educational programs or apply for certifications. They have the power of the purse. They also have the power to hire, promote, and fire. They see where existing and prospective employees are deficient. In fact, 92 percent of business leaders think Americans aren’t as skilled as they need to be, according to the Adecco State of the Economy Survey. 59 percent said the U.S. education system was to blame for gaps in workforce skills.
Associations can help bridge that gap. Become your industry’s educator of choice by partnering with member employers. Invite them to be on an advisory board that identifies skills gaps in your marketplace. Employers who help you design credential programs are more likely to send employees to them. Your association becomes an extension of corporate training.