A recent article from Forbes by contributor Kerry Hannon explores “A Second Act for Dad.” She describes attending her nephew’s recent graduation and wondering if seeing him embark on a new life sparked future possibilities in her brother, age 56, who had been with the same company for more than twenty years. Like many Baby Boomers, he’s near retirement and wondering what that can mean for his future.
Retirement doesn’t have to mean the end of learning or the end of trying new things. In fact, it’s often the perfect opportunity to explore your capabilities. Hannon lists some important steps you can take when exploring a new career, including going back to school. This can be a scary prospect for many, especially those who have been in the workforce – and out of the classroom – for an extended period of time. Online learning can be a great way for you to acquire the skills you need to take the next step in your new career. You don’t even need to be a computer whiz in order to attend. Our Graduation Teams are here to help you every step of the way, from the enrollment process to navigating your online classroom, and, finally, to graduation.
Maybe there’s a skill you want to fine-tune or an area that’s always interested you, but didn’t necessarily fit your previous job description. There’s no time like the present to change all that.
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