Lifelong learning is something we can’t escape. Education seeks to be closer to business to meet the needs of companies. However, there are challenges that need to be addressed – all to adapt the staff to the changing world.
The pandemic has shown that lifelong learning and skill development – not just the difficult ones – are very important. Education does not end at university or high school – it continues in companies.
“Education is based on the fact that for public money we teach children not only a specific profession, but also general skills that will allow them to live in society,” said Daniel Nowak, an expert in human resources development in enterprises. Polish Enterprise Development Agency.
– We can teach them professionally, but after 5 years it may become clear that this knowledge is no longer valid. Then these people join the companies and the enlightening role falls on the company and the employees, they should be responsible for what they know and want to do. The company is a place where people continue to learn. Our research shows that many trainings for adults are held in enterprises – emphasizes Daniel Nowak.
Daria Gostkowska, executive director of human resources management at BNP Paribas Bank, agrees. According to him, lifelong learning is something we cannot escape.