In today's competitive job market, knowledge and skills are ever-increasing importance, and education in a relevant field is the ideal way of boosting your value to employers. However, if your time is already filled with work and life commitments, making room for a traditional class isn't always practical. Online learning offers many benefits and advantages for busy people who want to add new qualifications to their resume.
Flexible Hours for Learning
The single greatest advantage of online learning is the ease with which it can be made to fit into your existing busy lifestyle. There's no need to rearrange your schedule to fit in classes or fixed appointments. With online learning, you receive your study materials along with a deadline to be met, and from then on, it's up to you to study at your convenience. This makes it ideal for people with jobs, children and other commitments that make it difficult to find time for more traditional courses set to formal hours.
Variety of Study Subjects
With night classes at a local college, your choice of courses is limited to what's on offer within reasonable traveling distance. This isn't the case with distance learning. Whatever topic you wish to study, chances are you'll be able to find it as an online or distance learning course somewhere in the country. You will often find it easier to choose the level of qualification you want, from an introductory certificate to a full degree because this format offers much more flexibility than traditional adult education classes.
Online Support, Networking and Resources
Online learning usually makes excellent use of the internet, with online communities of students available to offer each other support and help at any time of day, along with online tutor consultations, coursework submission and study material downloads. Naturally, all of these features can be a part of traditional learning as well, but the nature of distance learning means that these facilities are often the foundation of the course, and are given a high priority and offer high value.
Up-to-date qualifications and expertise are prized by employers, and can make all the difference in building a successful career. For the reasons discussed above (and more), online learning with a reputable institution is an ideal way for busy people to give their employment prospects a powerful boost, and experience the personal fulfillment that comes with increased knowledge and skills.
UNF Continuing Education is please to announce a new partnership with Career Step, a leading provider of high quality online career training. Programs include, Pharmacy Tech, Medical Coding, Medical Transcription, Computer Technician, Veterinarian Assistant and many more. Visit our online learning page or join us at our Online Career Training Information Session at 6 p.m. on May 5 to learn how you can train for an in-demand career in one year or less! RSVP today!
About Career Step:
Career Step is an online provider of career-focused education and corporate training. The company has trained over 100,000 students for new careers, has more than 150 partnerships with colleges and universities nationwide, offers a variety of continuing education courses for healthcare professionals and has educated more than 8,000 health information professionals through its Corporate Training Division. Career Step provides training for several of the largest and most respected healthcare employers in the nation and is committed to helping students and practicing healthcare professionals alike gain the skills they need to be successful in the workplace—improving lives, advancing careers and bettering business results through education.