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Why is Continuing education important for Professional? The background: As we come to terms with the “flat World” concept, with global connectivity and the globalized knowledge pool, spinning-off a new-age competition, there is more to learning in the professional realm. Continuing education is the need of the hour in the existing globalized scenario. The market operates on a global platform and each business has become more diverse than ever, demanding competencies that not only have a strong foundation but also grow with the growing demands of the global market. The onus is on specific skills for a domain, which have a high level of specialization and work exposure. Academic degrees give the necessary foundation for those skills but add-ons through continuing education (training, short-term, long-term programs) helps an individual to remain professionally competitive and, a business to be competitively aggressive. Continuous learning through distance learning Continuing education through distance learning holds the key to evolving competencies, acquiring new skills and adapting to newer domains. Apart from spelling flexibility in learning, distance education programs help working professionals to maintain job-continuity. This way, the continuing education doesn’t overlap with work commitments n and in addition gives ample scope for “handson” training in the subject of study. For instance, a management professional with years of experience may decide to enrol for a short-term MBA specialization to initiate career-advancement or domain switch etc. Through distance learning, the goal can be achieved. That apart, the new skills learnt can be streamlined with the “on-job” process. How can continuing education give the professional edge? 1) Greater Industry relevance: Enrolling for a distance learning program or an online executive program, will give deeper insights in to the evolving needs of the global market. So as a working professional, your skills are upgraded and meet to the current/expected job-role 2) The double advantage: With new skills training, employers make sure that their workforce is upto-date with the latest skills and think and deliver for the future. They consequently cut down on investment costs towards new recruits or outsourcing, as they can deploy their existing staff for the new demand. 3) Additional Specialization and career progress: How much ever work experience you might have gained in a particular field/domain, a degree/diploma or a training certificate ensures that your skills are certified for that domain. You have far better recognition in moving up the career ladder. 4) Surviving the competition: To survive the competition, you need to beat it. How do you outwit your competitors? By strengthening your base and expanding your avenues of learning and performing par excellence. Continuing education will hone your skills to research into newer avenues and deliver competencies, which will help you perform over and above the benchmarks set by competition, Continuing education not only renders a higher degree of learning, but also creates a live channel of learning for every professional, eager to survive, beat and lead the rage of competition, surging in the modern techno-driven world.

Why is Continuing education important for Professional?  

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