In the economic challenges facing young British, it is vital t0 offer a way back, and lifelong learning provides exactly that, says Robert Halfon, MP. It is a lifeline for those who left school ill-equipped to grapple with the rough and tumble of the jobs market.
Edinboro University has become Pennsylvania’s first member of the Age-Friendly University (AFU) Global Network, an international group of higher-education institutions committed to providing learning opportunities to students of all ages.
The pioneering initiative focuses on 10 principles, which provide a framework for understanding the needs of older adults and evaluating age-friendly programs and policies, as well as identifying institutional gaps and opportunities for growth.
“These results show that engaging in lifelong learning is key – for workers of all ages. The further education and training system has a suite of options [that] can facilitate the reskilling and upskilling of older workers. This can allow people to remain in the workplace for as long as they want to, creating an age-friendly workplace environment.
In Ireland, the number of people aged 50 years or over has increased by 330,000 since 2008. This highlights the importance of providing these individuals, which it describes as ‘older workers’, with opportunities to upskill.
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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.