It all started in one interesting course that caught my attention. I ended up taking the whole five courses and graduating with a diploma. It was always my dream to pursue further education but never had the time for it. Until now….
I believe that continuing education(CE) is the way to develop new skills or knowledge necessary for a career transition. CE ensures that my capabilities kept pace with the current standards of others and continues to be competent in my profession.
Obtaining additional education always enhances the self-image and have positive effects on other aspects of a person's life. This assists us to advance in our career and move into new positions where we can lead, manage, influence, coach and mentor others.
Some people enroll in college because they love learning, while some do so to qualify for certain jobs. I did it for my own professional development and enjoyed every minute of it.
CCE kept me aware of the changing trends and directions in my profession. Furthermore, it kept my soul young enough to play around in class and throw some jokes.
The pace of change is probably faster than it’s ever been – and this is a feature of the new normal that we live and work in. If we stand still we will get left behind. And I sure did not want that to happen!
Quoting Henry Ford:
“Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. Anyone who keeps learning stays young.” Henry Ford
I really hope that I will always stay young!!
Finally, continuing education helps us to stay interested and interesting!
Dolla Kanaan, participant in the ‘Diploma Program for Coordinators and Division Heads’
- Bachelor in Business Administration at American University of Beirut
- MUN Director at Sagesse High School.