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Lifelong learning...why bother?

Updated: Nov 10, 2020

Job roles within companies and business are ever evolving and changing. Therefore it is important to keep up-to-date with changes by learning new skills or improving on existing skills that people have. Lifelong learning is about a person learning new knowledge, understanding and skills throughout their life and not accepting that learning is something that only happens at school rather, learning happens throughout your whole life.

What are the advantages of lifelong learning?

  • Lifelong learning is important to acquire new skills and increase knowledge of their own and others' job roles.

  • Participating in lifelong learning helps to develop existing knowledge and skills and this can help to motivate a person and bring them greater job satisfaction.

  • With lifelong learning the person may obtain more qualifications and thus may improve their chances of promotion; so they could command a better salary.

  • Through lifelong learning a person may improve their own self-esteem and sense of loyalty to the job as they are learning becoming more motivated.

  • Lifelong learning means that a person continues to be 'employable' with the new skills and knowledge that they acquire.

  • Lifelong learning allows the individual to meet the needs of an ever-changing, competitive employment market.

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