- Oct. 31
- Richard Parker
Why It’s Never Too Late to Go Back to School
Some lucky people know instantly what they want to be when they grow up and follow this path with sheer determination to get there. However, an overwhelming number of people aren’t always that lucky and struggle to see a future role for themselves, even when they enter college.
Unfortunately, most of us won’t discover the career we’re meant to be in until we’ve got out into the world of work and begin utilizing our skills and knowledge. This means applying ourselves to a paid job! However, that doesn’t have to suggest it’s too late to make any changes.
College Students Are Getting Older
Even if you’ve not long left school and have found yourself in a job which you feel is going nowhere, you can still get back on track and head back to the classroom. Forward Pathway believes in helping all young people claim a career they so thoroughly deserve, and nearly all colleges and universities are more than willing to accept those students who have come straight from work.
You only have to take a quick glance around one local further educational institute to see the growing numbers of the more mature of students! Sometimes the experience of an older student can be the most significant advantage when applying for further education courses; so don’t be afraid to blow your trumpet and sell the responsibility you undertake every day from 9 till 5 Monday to Friday.
Online Studying Is Regularly Obtainable
If you’re not quite yet ready to head back into a physical classroom or you are still weighing up the pros and cons, including the money aspect, you are guaranteed to find an online course that can offer you a taster of a new career. What’s more, with so many online providers providing higher education, you could even investigate the possibility of doing a degree online these days!
Online studying can be a great way of updating your current skills and knowledge and even encouraging a move further up in the company. Yet, what it ultimately does is improve your confidence and your ability to handle heading back into a real classroom. You may even find some online providers offer training for next to nothing!
Updating Your Qualification Improves Your Employability
Without a doubt, when you take on a plan of training and work towards upgrading your qualifications, entirely of your own making, you become a much more attractive prospect for future employers.
There’s no denying that we all have to keep moving with the times and updating ourselves and our knowledge if we want to achieve in the workplace. In fact, in the business and finance industry keeping up can mean the difference between succeeded or failing!
However, if you do decide to head back to the classroom and perhaps strive to take that degree you’ve always dreamt about, studies show that you are more than likely to earn a staggering amount more money in your paycheck than that of those employees who just have a high school diploma.
Nice article Rich. Love the headline and it’s one that I tell the adults that I teach time and time again. You can never be too informed or educated.