Benefits of Lifelong Learning

Angela W on Aug 2, 2023 8:25:06 AM


Our department covers workforce courses such as apprenticeships, customized training, and health programs. These programs are designed to give students the skills they need to start a new career. Other courses we offer include professional development, culinary, and skills development classes. These classes make up the Continuing Education portion of our offerings. 

Our Continuing Education courses are not designed to move a student into a new career but they can upskill a student's resume. Courses such as our Excel and Quickbooks classes are valuable upskilling offerings.

As you may be aware, our Fall 2023 Catalog is hitting mailboxes soon and is up online now. If you are interested in changing careers, we encourage you to enroll in one of our programs or reach out to us directly. 

For those interested in taking one of our Continuing Education classes, I have listed some of the benefits of lifelong learning below.


  • Continuous Skill Development: Lifelong learning allows individuals to stay updated with new information and acquire new skills throughout their lives.
  • Improved Cognitive Abilities: Engaging in learning activities can enhance memory, critical thinking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Enhanced Career Opportunities: Lifelong learning can lead to improved job prospects and career advancement by staying relevant and competitive in the job market.
  • Personal Growth and Fulfillment: Learning new things can lead to a sense of accomplishment, boosting self-esteem and overall well-being.
  • Expanded Social Networks: Lifelong learning often involves interacting with other learners, providing opportunities to expand one's social and professional networks.
  • Cultural Awareness and Understanding: Learning about different cultures, histories, and perspectives fosters empathy and understanding of others.
  • Longevity and Brain Health: Studies suggest that lifelong learning may contribute to better brain health and a reduced risk of cognitive decline in old age.


We look forward to our fall semester of offerings and hope to see you in one of our classes! 



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