Enhancing career skills through continuing education is becoming more and more popular while being increasingly encouraged by employers. Many companies even offer paid education as it relates to the employee’s scope of work. Obtaining critical skills to develop one’s skillset (making them more valuable to their organization) is now easier than ever.
Programs involving creative writing, languages, and business certificates are offered by many of the top institutions in Ontario (including the University of Toronto).
Classes may be taken online — usually requiring students to visit the school only for administrative tasks and exams — during the day or at night.
The Ontario Ministry of Training, Colleges and Universities offers resources for adults looking to obtain basic skills through continuing education as well. Students may enroll for subjects such as reading, writing, math, English/French as a second language, college/university prep, bridge programs for new residents or simply obtaining a secondary school diploma.
Essentially, there are a plethora of opportunities for continuing education through on-site or online/distance-learning. Incentives such as salary increase, enhanced skillset or solely a broader range of knowledge should be more than enough for the average adult to want to hit the stacks again.