The Importance of Continuing Education
Constant developments in innovation and technology, changing consumer demands, and global competition, have given manufacturing companies the experience of rapidly changing competence needs and greater levels of individual achievement.
This has made the shared responsibility of Continuing education and training (between employers and employees) doubly important requiring motivation and commitment from all stakeholders. Continuing learning benefits both the company as well as the employee individually. In terms of workplace learning, to be competitive, both companies and employees need to invest in continuing training and learning for the competence needed in the company as well as the concerned professions.
What is Required:
A flexible approach to the subject matter and curricula and more importantly the training methods used by the training providers in order to better meet company and learner needs in terms of content, delivery and timing. This will ensure that individual needs-based learning routes become the norm in the education and training industry.
Introduction of innovative forms of learning (such as blended learning) should gain priority as an answer to the need of the day. The biggest advantage of online continuing education is the flexibility that comes with not having to attend a scheduled session at a specific time and place. New combinations of different training methods like online training, have been developed and introduced by training companies like MetaCog based on effective assessment of client needs, and these have proven to be highly efficient.
While traditional training programmes are always an option, online training is increasingly popular and far easier to implement.