In talking with several members of the local community, a common theme emerged around certifications and credentials; they are becoming even more valuable than ever before.
Once you finish a Bachelor’s, Master’s or PhD program, education doesn’t have to end. Many go on to get certified in HR, Project Management, and other fields.
I have incorporated an HR certificate award program into my HR class at SUNY Delhi through NRAEF. Students take a standard test and earn a certificate in HR at the end of the course through NRAEF.
Recently, I joined PMI and am planning to attain a Project Management Professional certification.
An old friend said “there is a time for learning, and a time for earning”, and I believe that is true, but learning always should be continual.
As the old adage goes, “when you stop learning you stop living.”