Our fast-paced lives of today constantly remind us of the need to evolve and adapt to survive. When it comes to our professional career, there is no difference. The workplace has changed so much in the past 20 years, and it’s become crucial for employees to find ways to improve themselves continuously.

At Broward College, the Workforce Education team is committed to providing individuals within our community with the guidance and resources needed to keep their professional skills up-to-date. That’s where the Continuing Education (CE) department plays a vital role.

“Our programs in Continuing Education are designed to get individuals quickly the new skills that they need to get a new job or upscale themselves,” says Diane Peart, associate vice president of Workforce and Continuing Education.

Adapting to the new world

Continuing EducationWhether you are a working professional, entrepreneur, or business owner, CE offers a plethora of training options. Quick paths, the CE version of the Pathways, show the different steps an individual must complete to obtain a particular certification in a short period. All the programs offered through CE are in high demand. Among the most requested certifications are Project Management, Lean Six Sigma, and Marketing. Additional industry certifications include Web Developer, Insurance Agent, Entrepreneurship, Bookkeeping, Accounting, Real Estate, IT Professional, and Drone certification.

Perks of Continuing Education

Through CE, individuals can build new, valuable skills in just one or two terms (a term typically lasts for 4 months), and for a very affordable price. The noncredit program allows students to complete a certification for $3,000 or less. Many of these industry certifications can translate into college credits at any college.

The courses are available in a variety of formats: fully online, blended, or face-to-face. Most of the classes are offered in the evenings as well as Saturdays.

“We are extremely happy and proud of the path we are creating for individuals of all ages, backgrounds, walks of life, from the South Florida area and beyond, so that they can continuously improve themselves,” says Peart.

Develop Priceless Leadership Skills

In 2018, the College created the Executive Mini-MBA Certification Program. This program, one of the first of its kind at a community college, is geared towards individuals that want to build their business acumen. It’s important to notice that this program is not an MBA, but rather components of it.

“What’s unique about this program is the network that you build with like-minded individuals, who are at least at a managerial level or higher, and can come from any industry or field,” explains Peart.

Among the most popular components of the program are Artificial Intelligence, Machine Technology, Virtual Teams Management, and Emotional Intelligence. Students will also develop skills such as business analysis, problem-solving, and coordination.

“We are excited about the possibility of all our students, to find a path into one of our many credit programs, that’s ultimately our goal for those that do not have a degree when they first come to us,” says Peart. “We continue to work with all our deans to create a strong connection between the credit and noncredit sides to ultimately have the student success that the College is very proud of.”

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Continuing Education offers the possibility to change career paths, build new in-demand skills, and position yourself as a valuable asset to your current employer. Register today and begin your new journey at Broward College.