Learn Vital Work Skills the Fun and Easy Way through Continued Education.

Continued Education: Find your passion!

Do you like learning? Sure, you do, depending on the situation. You hated High School because your teachers constantly told you that you needed to live up to your potential and study subjects that held no interest to you.
So once your High School years were over, the last thing you wanted to do was go to more school. Instead, you went to work to make a living. However, now it is a few years later and you are finding that it is hard to find good jobs that pay well.

You see your friends who went to college get jobs that pay tens of thousands of dollars more than you receive a year and you are starting to think that you made the wrong choice.
Well, it is never too late to start continuing your education. Yes, even you. You can find a continuing education program that will not take up a ton of your precious family or fun time and in a few months you will be on your way to earning more money and finally getting the respect you know you deserve.

You may be surprised to find out that continuing education can be fun and rewarding at the same time. You can take courses that are tailored to your interests and needs instead of spending time learning stuff you do not care about.

For example, many community colleges offer continuing education courses for vocational trades like auto mechanics, computer aided drafting, carpentry, or construction. Or you can learn office trades like administrative work, data entry or medical billing. Or (yes, there are that many choices!) you can pursue a medical assisting or nursing career that will not take forever to complete.

The strangest thing to you may turn out to be that you actually enjoy your continuing education. You may find out that you love to learn and studying something you enjoy is the ticket to having a more successful and rewarding life.

No, you are not too old to do it. Even if you are in your thirties or forties, you can pursue continuing education while working it into your family and work life. Continuing education programs strive to work with adults who decide to go back to school. They know that it is beneficial to everyone when people receive an education. Society is upgraded in the world when more people are educated. It means fewer people on government assistance programs and fewer people on welfare.
So think about continuing education to improve your life. You can learn vital work skills and will eventually find that it can be fun and interesting at the same time. Who knows, maybe you will go back to your high school graduation and tell your former teachers about your successes and then hear them say how they knew you had potential, you just needed to find your niche. You rolled your eyes when they said it in high school, but now you will take their words to heart.

Find your niche now!

 

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Moms and Continuing Education.

Stay at home mom’s can get the continued education they need to succeed!

Are you a stay-at-home mom? If so, you may want to consider the many continuing education options. While your children are
at school or napping, you can take an online class or two. You can even work toward a college degree from home.

Many people don’t realize how many options there are when it comes to continuing education. In addition to the traditional
classroom settings, most colleges offer a variety of online classes that are perfect for stay-at-home moms.

Online classes are one of the great things about continuing education. These classes usually consist of lectures posted
once or twice a week, along with assignments and tests. You can read the lectures as your schedule permits during the week.
Then you can submit your assignments to your instructor online as you complete them. The tests are usually timed and many are created so they’re open book.

If you aren’t sure what you’d like to major in, you can look through the college catalogs online. Most four-year colleges, and community colleges offer a lot of continuing education options. If you still have questions, you can call the college for additional information. They’ll be able to help you decide how you can achieve your educational goals.

If money is stopping you from pursuing continuing education, ask the college about scholarships and other tuition help. Most colleges have people on staff who can work with you to find scholarship money or loans that can help you pay for the education you want. Many organizations have scholarships designed to encourage women to attend college. Check around. You may be surprised at what’s available.

To avoiding becoming overwhelmed or discouraged as you pursue your continuing education goals, set a realistic schedule for yourself. You may decide that one class a semester is all you can handle. That’s fine. It may take a few extra years, but you can get through college this way. The important thing is that you stick with it.

Aren’t sure you want to go for a degree? Colleges also offer other continuing education options. Perhaps you’re interested in creative writing. You could take an online course that would help you perfect your craft.

Other continuing education options exist in addition to colleges. For instance, some community centers are now offering online classes you can take. If you want to get out of the house, some of these centers even offer child care while you take the classes.

Technical schools also offer online classes. These schools have many continuing education options. Take a look at their course catalogs. You may be surprised what you can learn while still staying at home with your children.

If you don’t have your high school diploma, you can study for the GED at home as well. Many companies and websites offer preparation programs that can really help you with the test. You’ll get to practice for all five sections of the test–reading, writing, math, science, and social studies.

Continuing education offers you many opportunities. These days, most traditional and online classes and programs are designed to make learning both interesting and fun.

 

Continued education for moms.

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Yes, You Can Earn Thousands More Each Year by Choosing Continuing Education!

“Earn thousands this week, no experience necessary!”

“Data Entry works, no skills needed, make $4,000 by Friday!”

Who hasn’t seen one of these ads posted somewhere online or in an email? If you spend any sort of time on the Internet, you know these ads are everywhere.
But like your Mom used to say, “if it seems too good to be true, it probably is.” And that’s right.
There is no way to make an easy buck in the world anymore. Well, they never was a way to make easy money. But everyone loves money and wants more of it.

 So how can you earn thousands more per year? By continuing education!

Continuing education is any learning that you do after High School. Your time spent in college was a form of continuing education because you did not have to go to school after you graduated.
These days, continuing education tends to be education you receive after your college diploma. Record numbers of students are graduating from college each year. That is a great statistic; however, it also means that there are more people in the job market with backgrounds like yours.You will not receive huge pay for your first job, unless you are in a highly specialized field like computer programming or medicine.

However, you work your way up to making more money after you gain experience. On the job experience takes time, but you can cut corners with continuing education.If you have some continuing education under your belt, you can easily prove to hiring managers why you are more qualified for promotions than someone who hasn’t taken additional classes after earning his degree.

It also shows  you have more initiative and ambition, which goes a long way in getting that new promotion or job. It shows that you are willing to take on a lot of challenges and aren’t afraid of the unknown. These are strong characteristics of good upper-level managers and executives. That could be you someday.

With continuing education comes the most coveted thing of all: more money. You could be earning thousands more per year than you do right now if you take the time to get more education and go for those jobs and promotions where you can prove your worth and make five, ten, twenty or thirty thousand more than you already make in a year. Just think of all you could do with that!

So, even though there is not a way to really make thousands in a week (at least, not legally) you can find a way to make thousands more than you already are. You can be in any field you like, from business to design to medicine. It does not matter. All it really takes is some drive, determination, willingness and continued education. You could be on your way to making your first million soon, all by continuing your education now.
And who doesn’t want to show up to work in that nice new car and step out in nice clothes? You know you do, so get started today!

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Is Continuing Education Worth the Money?

Continued education accumulation equals better pay scale down the road!

So you have decided that it would probably be a good choice to pursue some sort of continuing education. You have not decided if you are going to take just a few courses or pursue an all-out degree soon.  The one thing you do know for sure is that it will cost you money in your already tight budget.

Sure, you understand that continuing education is important for everyone, however, you still are not sure if it is worth the extra money you put out to pay for it. Well, it is. No matter what, the money you put toward your continuing education will come back to you tenfold.

How will your monetary investment come back to you? Well, it could be in a variety of ways: you could receive tuition reimbursement from your employer, you could earn a promotion with a pay increase,  you could find a higher paying job or you could simply have the personal satisfaction that comes with pursuing education.

Check with your company’s Human Resource department to see if your company offers a tuition reimbursement program. If they do, ask what the guidelines are to participating in this program. For instance, you may have to be pursing a degree in a certain field or you may need to have been employed there for a certain period of time before you will qualify.

The best part? You continue to receive your paycheck and you are completely reimbursed from your company for your expenses. Of course, there is nothing better than getting something so valuable for free. Or, you could earn a promotion with a pay increase after you complete your continuing education program.

Say you pursue a graphic design certificate program to help you in your job. Your boss may just be so impressed with your new skills that he will increase your salary and give you a job where you can use your newly acquired skills on a daily basis. However, make sure the pay increase is in line with the degree you have just received.

Continuing education degrees also give you more bargaining chips when negotiating a new job offer. If you have a Master’s degree and the rest of the applicants only have a Bachelor’s, you obviously should be making more money for the job.   You could make several thousand more for the same position than you would have without the degree.

If you do the math, you will find that your monetary investment will pay for itself in just a period of months or a year or so.

Finally, you could find the best satisfaction with your continuing degree program by realizing that you are smart and were able to pursue your dreams. This will give you the kind of ego boost that nothing else can.

You will feel smarter, more worldly and aware than you did before. And of course, you are all of those things because you went ahead and pursing continuing education on your own accord.

Whatever your reasons, continuing education is always worth the investment. Paying for your education will always mean something when you are old and gray. A flat screen television won’t have the same feelings when you are ninety.

*Note: An old saying that comes to mind, and very seldom used anymore, “The more you learn-The more you earn”

This is one saying i truly believe in.  Pass it on!!

 

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How to Find Online Continuing Education Courses.

It’s Easier Than You Think!

You have decided to take the plunge and pursue continuing education to get ahead in the job field. You have weighed the pros and cons in your head over, and over again and have decided that you want to break through the proverbial glass ceiling and take your career to heights you never thought possible.

The problem?

You cannot afford to take the time off from your work and family obligations to pursue your continuing education dreams. Classes at night are usually several hours long and you cannot take classes during the day.

Colleges have heard your complaints and are beginning to offer degree programs for all types of life situations, including online continuing education programs. These programs are just like any other type of educational program and many are even accredited by the same accreditation boards that accredit more traditional degree programs.

Continuing Education Has Come Of Age!

There are two types of online degree programs: continuing education programs from traditional colleges and universities  to  those that solely conduct their academic programs online

It is up to you to research the programs that interest you and learn if they are really into it to educate you or if they are just trying to take advantage of students interested in learning.

Sadly, there are those types of people out in the world today looking to make a buck from your dreams. Make sure
that does not happen to you and research your options before your make a commitment to the continuing education program with your hard-earned dollars and cents.

You can find these programs by simply searching on your favorite search engine. A recent search on Google netted over 100 web pages dedicated to online degree programs and information to help students make decisions on these programs.  There is no shortage of information out there for you, it is finding the legitimate ones that takes a bit of work.

When you find a program that fits your interests, you should first check if they are accredited by a nationally recognized accreditation board. If they are, proceed. If they are not, well, move on. Your credits would not be worth much more than a piece of paper. Actually, the piece of paper may be worth more!

Once you find an accredited program, search the web to find information on student experiences. Look for the good, the bad and the ugly to help you make your choice. You can also look at the Better Business Bureau to see their reports on the college.

Lastly, before you proceed with the program, speak to someone about the college, preferably on the phone. If they are not willing to speak to you on the phone regarding your interests, be wary of them.
It may take a lot of leg work for you to find the continuing education program of your dreams. But in the end, you will find that all of the work and stress that comes along with choosing an online program is worth it in the end.

 



 

 

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Continue Your Education for Nothing!

Continuing education out of reach? Tuition reimbursement through your employer can help!

You have thought about continuing education for awhile-either taking a few classes on web design at the local college or going for the whole shebang and getting a Master’s degree. However, you cannot imagine going for it and putting out the money for the tuition. Let’s face it: costs of continuing education are rising all of the time and it’s hard to keep up  with the costs and face your daily bills.

However, if you currently work for a company, there may be a way to get continuing education and get paid for it! It’s called tuition reimbursement and many companies know they must offer it to keep up in their respective industries and attract (and retain) the best people for their companies.
Tuition reimbursement usually involves working for the company for a period of time first: either six months or a year before you’ll qualify. Then, after you meet their initial qualifications, you can be reimbursed for the classes you take to advance your knowledge for your company.

For example, if you currently work in the marketing field, you can take classes in graphic design or get a Master’s of Business Administration and your company will recognize that the knowledge you have gained in this position will transfer to your daily work. Then, once you complete the coursework with the satisfactory grades (usually an A or B,) they will cut you a check to pay for the tuition and books for the course or courses.

However, if you work in the nursing field, it is highly unlikely that your employer will reimburse you for taking web design courses or art classes unless it somehow fits in with your job. They want to get the benefit from paying for you to go to school. Web design or marketing classes do not really fit in with your role as a nurse. But if you take courses to receive your Registered Nurse designation, they would most definitely want to pay for that.

The best part of tuition reimbursement? The knowledge you gain from pursuing it. You can take the courses and get the education and help your current employer all while getting paid to do your current job. However, if for whatever reason you decide to move on, they can’t take the knowledge you gained from those courses away from you. You can take that to your next job and receive a higher salary or position all the while knowing you received the extra education for free.

*Talk to your Human Resources director* about the continuing education options at your company. He or she will be able to clue you in the rules and let you know what the process is to getting reimbursed for your costs. All companies have different sorts of policies when it comes to that.

Take the bull by the horns and get some continuing education for free with tuition reimbursement. You brain, your future and your employer will most definitely thank you.

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Continuing Education: What Is It About?

      A definition of continuing education

Although many people may think of preparing for the GED as continuing education, technically, it’s not.

Continuing education means: progressing with your educational career after you’ve either received your high school diploma or you’ve received an alternative GED certificate.

So what does continuing education include? Well, technical schools, college classes, and online classes to progress in your career are examples of forms of continuing education. These classes and programs are intended to help you continue your education after graduation.

Technical schools were created specifically to help adults progress beyond high school. These schools have programs that help learners master the skills and technological expertise they need to secure good jobs. Also known as vocational education, technical schools can train you for jobs such as an auto mechanic, a bookkeeper, or a cosmetologist.

Community colleges are a main source of continuing education classes. In addition to helping people work toward a degree. community colleges also offer programs such as nursing, respiratory therapy, and law enforcement. The community college environment is perfect for people who want to advance in their current job or move on to a better job.

Many college campuses offer evening and Saturday classes just to make learning convenient for adult students. They also have classes you can take online so that you will be able to make time for learning.

Continuing education offerings at these campuses range from complete programs to individual courses that can help you master new skills. Your local community college is a wonderful place to look when you’re considering continuing education options.

Naturally four-year colleges also offer continuing education classes. You can earn a degree at these colleges or simply take additional classes to help you progress in your career. Many professionals find that returning to college to get either a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree can really boost their career.

In additional to classes for degrees, colleges offer specialized classes that can help you master certain skills. For instance, you can take classes that will help you learn specialized computer programs. You also can learn new skills and talents, such as how to create multimedia presentations. More employers these days are encouraging their employees to explore continuing education options. The more skills and talents you possess, the better chance you have of landing and keeping a good job.

If you think you’re too busy to take continuing education classes, think again. These days your options are practically limitless. Not only can you find traditional classes, you can take online classes, use interactive DVD and online programs to take a class, and even take tele-classes by watching your television. These new delivery methods make it easy for practically everyone to find a class that is convenient.

*To start your search for continuing education classes, first analyze your goals. Do you want to get a degree? Learn the latest technology? Advance in your career? Decide what you want to accomplish, and then research your options.*

The Internet contains a wealth of information about continuing education opportunities. With just a little effort, you’re bound to find the right opportunity for you.

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