Continuing Education Resources

Written by Jacey Harmon
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It used to be that a high school diploma was all that was needed to get a good job. Kids would graduate high school and get a job working at the local factory or mill and work their way up the ladder. As time and technology progressed, so did the need for more education. College degrees became the next necessary diploma to getting a good job and having a successful career.

Technology and knowledge continues to advance and as it does so does our need for continuing education. Continuing education while working and maintaining a career is becoming a necessity for those who want to advance. Other than the satisfaction of gaining knowledge, continued education provides for many benefits for the student. It shows motivation and initiative to current and prospective employers. Continuing your education can also translate into higher earning power and industry status.

Continuing Education Resources

Continuing education classes are very industry specific and are provided through varying education institutions and services. Industry associations, such as the Golf Course Superintendent Association of America (GCSAA), provide continuing education credits that can move a person closer to certification.

In some industries continuing education is a regulated requirement. For example, states may require insurance agents to obtain a select number of continuing education credit hours in order to maintain their licenses. Classes for this type of scenario can be found through local regulating agencies as well as industry associations.

Many local community colleges will provide continuing education classes for local professionals. The Internet is another great source for locating and registering for continuing education classes. There are a variety of websites available that help locate classes through category or location. They will list relevant classes that are available through real or virtual classrooms.


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