Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Continuing Educations for American Adults
"The U.S. has the highest high school drop out rate in the world! When you quit high school you not only are quitting on yourself you are quitting on AMERCIA!" President Obama in his first State of the Nation address on education.
This is where the more learning that you can get DOES come into value on your resume. You can learn skills, even here online that will help you in your efforts to maintain a career, create a new one or just start your own business.
The President also called out to adults...
In his speech Tuesday, Obama vowed that education is among the top priorities of his administration and urged Americans to take advantage of the promise of an education. Watch Obama discuss education »
"In a global economy, where the most valuable skill you can sell is your knowledge, a good education is no longer just a pathway to opportunity. It is a prerequisite," he said.
"It is our responsibility as lawmakers and as educators to make this system work, but it is the responsibility of every citizen to participate in it." he said.
"So tonight, I ask every American to commit to at least one year or more of higher education or career training. This can be a community college or a four-year school, vocational training or an apprenticeship. But whatever the training may be, every American will need to get more than a high school diploma."
Besides the education here online that I am working on in various technical skills, I have also been researching 12-24 month programs at the local University. I am interested in Communications and a New Course just for Entreprenuers that comes with an 18 month MBA! I have some other courses that I am interested in as well and will have to choose the one that I FEEL the most passionate and capable of. We will see :)
You have heard myself and other mentors say time and time again, Investing in yourself and your knowledge is key.
Are you going to answer the call?