continuing education


Definition of continuing education

: formal courses of study for adult part-time students

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Dear Readers: During the slower pace of summer, check out the plethora of continuing education opportunities. Heloise, Washington Post, "Hints From Heloise: Fido goes to work?," 18 June 2019 The company offers comprehensive training for all employees, full shadowing opportunities to learn and grow and special leadership development program plus support for continuing education. Leigh Farr, azcentral, "MEDIUM COMPANY RANKINGS:," 13 June 2019 Classes on Technology As an inexpensive alternative to more formal continuing education classes, libraries often host classes and workshops on various subjects. Kim Komando, Fox News, "11 amazing perks you get from your local library you never knew before now," 25 Aug. 2018 Each session is worth varying amounts of American Institute of Architects continuing education credits. Felicia Dechter,, "Column: Traditional Building Conference Series to head to Oak Park for the first time," 5 Apr. 2018 The institute started under the auspices of the UW’s professional and continuing education program before becoming a nonprofit. Tom Keogh, The Seattle Times, "Seattle Piano Institute draws students from around the world for piano and life lessons," 3 July 2018 Wake Tech offers internships with companies that have local offices, including IBM, Lenovo and Cisco, and also does continuing education for employees of companies such as Infosys and Credit Suisse. Christopher Mims, WSJ, "Big Tech’s Hot New Talent Incubator: Community College," 29 June 2018 Participants will earn three continuing education credits from the American College of Healthcare Executives. Ron Hurtibise,, "Hospital and healthcare worker association summit to focus on disaster response," 8 June 2018 Current initiatives include an online support group and hotline, dedicated continuing education courses on mental-health training, and the distribution of educational materials to help guide law firms on best practices in promoting mental wellness. Jane Wooldridge, miamiherald, "Following wave of suicides, Florida Bar president put mental health on the docket," 9 June 2018

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First Known Use of continuing education

1927, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of continuing education

: classes taken by adult students usually in the evenings

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