What distinguishes the best continuing education programs from the rest is whether it delivers what it promises.
So what should your considerations be?
Is it something that will give you transferable skills for the future? Is it a program that will emphasize personal growth as much as career development? Does it give you training that will allow you to do your job better?
“Ultimately, short courses in computing, business or design are designed to supplement education and provide experience that will add dimension to your academic or professional life—and is largely dependent on the kind of career that you want to pursue,” says Vanessa Tanco, President and CEO of iACADEMY’s The Next_ School.
That said, apart from results, variety of courses and a reliable reputation for combining theoretical and practical learning opportunities become important factors to consider—all of which can be met by The Next_ School.
Born out of a demand for today’s students and burgeoning workforce to keep up with the real world’s competitive nature, The Next_ School is designed to offer comprehensive, short-course programs that are relevant to industry needs. And backed by the experience and innovative academic platform iACADEMY is known for, The Next_School presents additional education and training for individuals and organizations across different fields.
Too often however, starry-eyed idealism pushes potential students to rush into programs with barely any knowledge of how useful it will be for their future, which makes the variety of courses and focus on premiere programs offered more important.
The Next_ School offers courses that range from one-day sessions to month-long curriculums. Short courses in computer education, business and design are all tailored to be flexible to accommodate the schedules of working professionals or current college students.
The addition of several premiere courses focusing on Six Sigma training, a PSE Securities Specialist Certification course and Disaster Risk Reduction for management have also become timely and relevant options that give students and professionals a competitive advantage.
“Apart from variety and applicability, we make sure that our courses provide training and experience anchored on quality. At the end of the day, these programs are meant to educate students to allow them to do their job at a more meaningful level,” ends Tanco.