Whenever talking about education with loved ones or co-workers it’s common to hear the phrase “if only I was younger” or “I’m too old to…” The truth of the matter is that kind of statement is inaccurate. Is adult learning really that difficult? Does it really require hours and hours of quite study and brain-busting thought? No, it doesn’t, and it’s easier to do that you might think. Let’s explore why it’s never too late to return to education.
Truth be told, it does not cost much or take all that much time for an adult to return to education. Adult education delivers opportunities to equip you with the skills to take part in your life; your life as a parent, a family member, or community member. Adult education can give you the skills required to become competitive again in an economy that is ever changing. The opportunities that once existed in the economy yesterday may no longer exist today, but you still need to eat, you still need to smile, and you still need to sleep, so look to education as the avenue to get you there. Many classes are held in the evening because it is understood that adults typically work the morning to afternoon shifts. You can earn your GED, a Certificate in a particular skill set, a Vocational Certification, or even a Master’s Degree online.
Available at <http://graduatememphis.org/articles/why-its-never-too-late-to-return-to-education.> Accessed in: April, 2017
According to the text, what would be one of the main advantages that education could offer?
a) Education can offer the skills required to become competitive again in an economy that is ever changing