Do Workers Find Value in Ongoing Education?
January 10, 2013
Many workers are interested in pursuing ongoing education to advance their careers. However, while the majority of professionals (85 percent) indicate that continuing their education has career benefits, only 52 percent of those who were offered tuition reimbursement took advantage of the opportunity, a new education survey reveals. A survey by software company NETtime Solutions
- I went to college while working full time, and managed by attending a 100% online school... My employer offers tuition reimbursement... Now that I am done with school, I sometimes do training videos online during slow times at work, or from home when work is busy. - I read books in my field of work, which help me greatly to advance in my field. The books were available for free at work. Usually I would either read them on my lunch break or take them home. - I have very limited time so I try to take advantage of any opportunity for more education. I have taken online courses, seminars, webinars and formal training. Any education is a potential advancement in career and is always an advancement in the arena of life. Cost is always prohibitive but I learned many years ago that the price for NOT continuing education is much higher in the long run than the upfront costs.