A new study has revealed that adults are increasingly seeking out learning opportunities in the workplace in order to develop new skills and progress in their careers.
The study, conducted by the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), surveyed a sample of workers and found that over 80% believed that ongoing learning was necessary for their professional growth and success.
The report also highlighted that the most effective learning programs in the workplace were those that offered flexible and personalised options, such as online courses and on-the-job training. These types of programs allowed employees to learn at their own pace and on their own schedules.
Employers are responding to this trend by investing in new training and development programs for their staff. Some are even partnering with educational institutions to offer formal degree and certification programs.
The study's findings reflect the rapidly changing nature of work, with new technologies and business models constantly emerging. Workers need to adapt and acquire new skills in order to remain competitive in the job market.
According to the ASTD report, "the trend towards ongoing learning is here to stay," and both employers and employees are recognising the value of ongoing education and skill development in the workplace.
Source: American Society for Training and Development (ASTD), "Learning in the Workplace: Benefits and Trends."