Online professional development gets industry prestige

“Power players” converge to try and make continuing education applicable, accessible and affordable

regent-education-industryThe T.D. Jakes School of Leadership (TDJ-SOL) instituted by Regent University’s Professional & Continuing Education division (PCE) has joined forces with  industry leaders and field experts to offer fully accredited, industry-focused curricula comprised of online business/leadership institutes and specialized certificate programs, explained the School.

These programs are designed for professionals, emerging and established leaders, knowledge workers in transition, and retirees striving to “chart a course for the next phase of their lives.”

“Having a college education or being exceptional at what you do will no longer suffice when you need to stand out from the crowd,” said TDJ-SOL in a statement. “Continued specialized education and training will, however, help success-minded professionals break through career stagnation barriers and successfully realize growth opportunities.”

According to the U.S. Department of Education’s National Center for Education Statistics, demand for continuing education for adults aged 35 or older will continue to grow through 2016.

“Despite compressed national median family income and claims that higher education might be over-promising and under-delivering, the underlying value proposition for continuing education persists,” said the School.

TDJ-SOL’s courses and programs, including The Women’s Leadership Institute and The Daymond John Certificate in Entrepreneurship with marketing classes taught by ABC-TV Shark Tank star Daymond John, are “engineered for adult learners seeking concentrated continuing education opportunities that will help them grow and excel in their professional and personal development,” explained the School.

(Next page: Women’s Leadership and Entrepreneurship)

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