Learning has never been more important; but it's really important to understand why, before you even start to think about what you should be learning.
Today's world is very different to what it was in our parents day; and it is changing faster and faster as we move forward.
In the past:
- People studied so they could qualify for a certain job; (studying a trade, college or university qualification), gained knowledge and skill of value for a particular job; moved into that job, and stayed working in the same sort of job for a very long time.
- People developed a passion for something; and learnt all they could about that thing (through experience, reading, courses); and stuck with their passion for a long time.
- People change what they work at, and what they are passionate about; because we have more opportunities and opportunities keep changing. When you start learning, you may have some idea of a job, hobby or business you wish to pursue; but by the time you finish your learning, you will have seen so many other possibilities. Technology will have advanced, fashions will have altered, and it's likely that your goals may have changed as well.
- If you don't study, read and experience the world, you don't learn and become aware of opportunities for better living; but the idea of studying a particular thing to do a specific thing is a concept that is irrelevant today.
The ABC published an article in August 2015 that said "Sixty per cent of Australian students are training for jobs that will not exist in the future or will be transformed by automation".
We are not a mainstream college; but we adhere to mainstream academic standards. Our courses and books are developed by highly respected academics in their respected disciplines, with decades of experience and formal university qualifications. These learning tools are however are largely developed outside of the confines of government accreditation systems; which allows us to develop and update books and courses faster, and to respond faster to changes, advancements and trends in industry.
We don't need to devote so many of our resources to satisfying government bureaucracy -and that allows us to focus much more on helping you to learn.