We recently had some training at work which was provided by AAIM Development and it was an experience which has really changed my mind about additional education for adults. Basically this was a 2 week intensive training course and it really dawned on me just how rusty I had become in terms of learning new things. This training session also inspired me to continue learning new things and so I have just enrolled in a distance learning degree which I can’t wait to start. If you have been out of education for a while, here is why it is important that you continue with some form of education in your adult life.
Whilst I have chosen to go back to college to keep myself sharp, I am also looking to embark on a new career and the skills which Ill learn in my business and marketing degree are going to help me do that. I have so many friends who feel trapped in the career that they have chosen and are worried that they don’t have the skills to branch out and do something different. Studying for a new degree is always an option and it can help you to make that career change which you have been thinking about.
Keeps You Young
There are many scientific studies that have been done on the positive benefits of education in adults and the effects which this can have on the brain. Research has found that those who have never studied anything beyond college have brains that have closed up connections and areas of the brain which are no longer active. In those who have continued with the education of some form, they have found that their brains are much more dexterous and able, and they have even linked this to later life issues such as dementia and memory loss. Studying will keep your brain active and young.
I never liked school or college all that much and there was a feeling that it was being forced on me rather than through my own choice. This is the reason why I am excited about starting my new course because I am choosing to do it. We all need new challenges in our lives and taking on a course as an adult will do just that for you. Challenges keep us confident, they keep us hungry and they give us something to get up in the morning for.
Beyond the knowledge and the education that you will receive, this is also a great opportunity to meet new and interesting people. Meeting new people as an adult is not always easy and this is also something which I am really looking forward to when I start my new course.
It doesn’t matter if you take on a degree or a short course at night school, keeping your education going into adulthood can offer you a wide range of benefits.