Distance Learning Education: It seems that college degrees and diplomas are used as filters in today’s job market. Employers are profiling their applicants and screening the resumes they receive based on educational attainment.
Well, you may have the best intentions in finishing your degree and getting a college diploma but as much as you had wanted a straight path, the wheels shifted and brought you somewhere else. This is sad but true especially to those who are below the poverty lines.
A college degree may have been their way out of their destitute lives, but they just can’t find the means to support their education. Most end up quitting school and working to support not only themselves but also their families.
Finding a permanent job is hard thus many try their lucks in finding jobs abroad. They sail on, settle for jobs available to them overseas and left their dreams of finishing their degrees at bay.
So does this mean that if you have not finished any course you are forever doomed? Or does this mean that you don’t have the chance of advancing your career if your degree is not in line with your dream job?
Well, I’m here to tell you once and for all that your diploma is not all that it takes to make you a successful person and it is not just the lack thereof that will crush your dreams, either.
I know a lot of people from college who are able to get their diplomas but in my own assessment won’t do well in their jobs. But unfortunately, they are the ones who will mostly get the jobs because of their degrees.
Experience and work ethics are put behind the curtains. So how can you compete with them?
Studying while working used to be something that you just dream about but with the onset of distance education, learning is not that hard to come by.
With the aid of the internet, distance education is becoming more popular in offering an avenue for those who want to advance their career.
Colleges are already offering off-school courses and online degrees to those who can’t make it to the traditional classroom learning.
Indeed, learning extends beyond the four walls of the classroom. So what does this got to do with you? How can this article give overseas workers the opportunities to advance their careers and learning?
1. Time means freedom
Distance education makes it easier to not disrupt your regular day-to-day routines but allows you to earn a degree by working around your schedule which is impossible at a brick and mortar school. You just need to make time for it and choose a schedule that will be most convenient for you.
2. Study at your own pace
It is almost possible to enroll at your most convenient time. You don’t have to wait for the opening of the next school year to get enrolled for online courses. The courses are available anytime online.
In that case, you can finish multiple courses at your own pace. You don’t have to depend on the schedules imposed by the school on the ordinary or regular classroom setup.
3. Cost effective!
In addition, distance learning usually costs less than the full-time courses. You will not only be able to save your time, but it will also save you a significant amount of money.
Do not undermine the degrees you earned from studying online. They are as legit as the ones you get from a brick and mortar school.
Universities and colleges ensure that the quality of online courses they offer is at par with their campus-based programs. This is a great start in your quest for more knowledge and experience.
Don’t think that this is not enough to put you on your dream job. This is sufficient to catch the eyes of your prospective employers. Practical application of your learning will follow and your employer will train you to do the jobs they require from you, so no worries.
I hope you get something out of this article. Let it be that you always have a chance of pursuing that degree in order to advance your career.
Don’t let your unfinished degree and unsatisfied craving for learning haunt you for the rest of your life. Distance education is a great opportunity for you to gain knowledge and skills without being physically present in a classroom.
Don’t just sit around mourning for your lost dreams. They’re just at bay waiting for you to act.
Open your laptop and search for free information and materials about programs and courses that the school is offering.
There is a wide array of programs that are available for you that will suit your interests.
Check them out and make an educated decision on whether to enroll for distance education programs. However, you have to note that graduating from any online degrees is just the first step, doing your job well is another story.