Personal Enrichment and Lifelong Learning

“Make the most of yourself....for that is all there is of you.” 
― Ralph Waldo Emerson

Lifelong learning is about seeking or creating learning opportunities for both personal and professional development.  Lifelong learning is important because it applies to everything that we learn throughout our life, not just what is learned in a classroom. Learning allows us to make better, informed decisions. It enhances our understanding of the world around us, betters our social skills and our increases our personal development. Lifelong learning also assists us in becoming more successful in our careers as advances in technology require that we learn something new each and every day in order to keep our skills current in the workplace.

There are many reasons for learning throughout life; two of which are personal development and professional development.  It’s important to note that these two reasons may not entirely be separate as personal development can improve your professional life and professional development can benefit your personal existence.

Learning for personal development - Keeping an active and sharp mind will be of benefit your entire life.  Learning something new is a rewarding experience. Some examples of learning for personal development might include wanting to increase skills and knowledge around a pastime or hobby that you enjoy (photography, floral arranging).  You might want to brush up on computer skills and social media sites in order to more easily allow you to keep in touch with friends and loved ones.  Or maybe you will decide to take a degree course later in life simply because you enjoy the subject matter and the challenges of academic study.

Learning for professional development - Employers are looking for well-balanced people with transferable skills – one key area is the ability to demonstrate that you are eager to learn and develop. Whether you currently are employed or if you are seeking employment, take advantage of training, coaching or mentoring opportunities.  Investing in your continuous development will allow you to add skills to your resume and make you more valuable and indispensable to your current or future employer. A more highly skilled and knowledgeable worker is an asset to any company and can lead to faster advancement within the company.

Ed4Career is excited to announce the launch of our brand new online catalog of personal enrichment courses tailored to meet the needs of those seeking to fulfill a desire for life-long learning. 

Our new expanded range of courses features an exceptional variety of core subjects, allowing for enrichment of important personal and professional skills.

Structured as four-week seminars and led by Ed4Career's expert instructors, each personal enrichment course will focus on a key topic that's applicable to both personal growth and professional development. Students will be able to directly connect and interact with others taking the course, similar to a physical classroom, but with the convenience of being able to access the course from anywhere offering an Internet connection.

Ed4Career's expanded catalog will offer courses in the following disciplines: Accounting and Finance, Business and Management, Coaching, College Readiness, Computer Applications, Entrepreneurship, Fitness and Health, Healthcare and Medical, Law and Legal, Marketing and Social Media, Personal Development, Teaching and Education, Test Preparation, and Writing and Publishing.

Pursue lifelong learning through convenient and affordable online courses you can take anytime, anywhere.

Experience the Ed4Career difference!


By Kris Powers | June 17th 2014

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