continuing education


Definition of continuing education

: formal courses of study for adult part-time students

Examples of continuing education in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The nonprofit institute provides low-income women with job skills, counseling, placement services and continuing education. Lauren Messman, New York Times, "She Hustled to Create Her Art. Then Unemployment Hit.," 12 Jan. 2020 Michigan election law requires local clerks to participate in accreditation courses and complete continuing education at least once every two years to maintain accreditation. Paul Egan, Detroit Free Press, "Audit: Hundreds of local election officials in Michigan lack required training," 27 Dec. 2019 The scholarship program is funded largely by revenue from Volunteers of America continuing education classes for social workers. oregonlive, "Volunteers of America Oregon scholarship helps kids escape shadow of substance abuse: Season of Sharing 2019," 12 Nov. 2019 The initial license is valid for four years, and its renewal, good for five years, does not require continuing education. Trish Choate, USA TODAY, "Texas gun laws: What happens when ‘good guys’ have guns?," 24 Oct. 2019 Doctors who complete a two-hour continuing education course could recommend the products for patients with one of the qualifying conditions. Mike Cason |, al, "What’s in Alabama’s draft bill on medical marijuana?," 19 Dec. 2019 The curriculum also includes the history of Spiritualism, ancient Spiritualism, comparative religions, platform decorum, and continuing education in ethics. Los Angeles Times, "At this Florida camp, believers can ask for healing or a chat with the dead," 2 Sep. 2019 Like most industries that are constantly changing, real estate demands continuing education throughout a Realtor’s career. Shannon Cobb Evans, Houston Chronicle, "Realtor View: Those little designation letters mean a lot," 12 Oct. 2019 Reimbursement for continuing education: This valuable benefit is tougher to find, but some employers still help pay for undergraduate, graduate and certificate classes. Jill Schlesinger,, "Make informed decisions during open enrollment," 6 Nov. 2019

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First Known Use of continuing education

1927, in the meaning defined above

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15 Feb 2020

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“Continuing education.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 Feb. 2020.

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English Language Learners Definition of continuing education

: classes taken by adult students usually in the evenings

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