continuing education


Definition of continuing education

: formal courses of study for adult part-time students

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Recent Examples on the Web In the spirit of sustainable celebrations and continuing education, why not learn to cook your own Lunar New Year spread? Joanna O'leary, Chron, "Celebrate the Year of the Ox at these Houston restaurants," 4 Feb. 2021 One outlet Stenchly enjoys is her membership at the Bykota Senior Center (, which has long been a source of recreation and continuing education for active seniors in our community. Courtney Mcgee,, "Bykota programs bring safe recreation to Towson area seniors," 3 Nov. 2020 Another proposal would require medical professionals to undergo continuing education to address cultural and racial bias, aimed at improving care for women of color. Marina Starleaf Riker,, "Texas lawmakers aim to make maternal health a priority this year," 14 Jan. 2021 Many of the licenses require licensees to obtain continuing education hours annually to renew their licenses. Dan Gill,, "For landscape projects, know which type of professional you need to hire and how to find one," 13 Jan. 2021 Social workers who attend will be offered a continuing education unit credit. Teri Webster, Dallas News, "Plano police hosting discussion of mental health in the criminal justice system," 30 Nov. 2020 Certified dislocated workers and those receiving SNAP assistance may also be eligible for scholarships and tuition waivers for many continuing education programs., "Community News For The Farmington Valley Edition," 31 Dec. 2020 KnowFully Learning Group, backed by NexPhase Capital, acquired The Income Tax School, a Glenn Allen, Va.-based provider of training programs, continuing education courses and certificate programs in tax preparation. Lucinda Shen, Fortune, "Did Salesforce just jumpstart a productivity software M&A bonanza?," 2 Dec. 2020 Another offers an open-book exam and the opportunity to renew every two years without completing any continuing education. Washington Post, "Personal trainer certification: What to look for when hiring an instructor," 2 Dec. 2020

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First Known Use of continuing education

1927, in the meaning defined above

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19 Feb 2021

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“Continuing education.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Feb. 2021.

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English Language Learners Definition of continuing education

: classes taken by adult students usually in the evenings

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