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Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Changing Environments, Changing Needs

Darwinism states that if life forms do not evolve according to their changing environment, they will become extinct. Very few people are trained for a job for life, and employers are constantly seeking new skill sets to improve performance, production, and bottom-line profitability.

If you want to be valuable in the job market, you need to show that you can adapt and learn new skills. During a period of economic growth, this is not so much a problem, but when the economy takes a downturn, and employers are cutting the size of their workforce, your best insurance policy could lie in your flexibility and training.

Further adult education could mean the difference between having a job and being unemployed, and now, it is easier than ever. Night school and correspondence schools have been replaced with more flexible online education.

If you are working full-time, sometimes it is difficult to see how you can fit further education in around a busy life. Online degrees can offer you the flexibility to work when you are able, while still earning an income.

This helps with tuition fees too, as some schools offer part-time online degrees. There is a tendency to retrain when there is a downturn in the economy, and many schools, especially campus-based ones, fill to capacity. Programs offering online degrees are very much more flexible.

Even if one program is full, you can enroll at another that is thousands of miles away. Survival in the job market requires flexibility, which is something that online degrees can offer.


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