Adult learners face many difficulties and challenges, not least because most are both studying and working full time. Life long learning was a discussion point in the speeches at the event, as well as in the discussions around the great food. The feedback was wonderful, and the atmosphere was positive and uplifting.
As part of our focus on life long learning, in interviews we always ask our candidates what they read. Many answer that they don't have time, or that they read stuff on the internet, and quite a few read religious and self help books. Over many years, we have found that people who read books, newspapers, current affair magazines etc, who keep up to date with the world around them, add more to the mix.
|Nom, Maggie, Malini, Gill and Angelina - Accsys Team|
Part of it is that they keep up with what is happening in their own area of expertise, at a deeper level, as well as developing their problem solving abilities. Who wants to go to a 50 year old doctor who last read about her subject when she graduated? Or a lawyer who is not up to date with current law? Its the same for any career choice, though.
|The ladies of Foster Wheeler, Da Vinci, Accsys and SAPA|
Of course, attending conferences, workshops, seminars and forums (fora is an option, I gather) also add enormous value, in presenting different approaches and philosophies, and it is interesting how many of these promote the sales of books!
So, once again, well done to all our graduates, who did decide to take another step on their path to life long learning.
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