The world in which we live is one of deep interconnectedness, rapid changes in major technological advances and significant economic and political uncertainty. The globalisation of commerce and industry, coupled with explosive growth and innovation in technology, demand that the work force continues to acquire new knowledge and skills or enhance existing ones. Steven Covey’s, Seven Habits of Highly Effective People, encourages us to: “begin with the end in mind.” This is the modus operandi of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning. For us, that end is to help produce and improve the job-related knowledge and skills of the Bahamian workforce who must keep pace with current emerging needs and trends.
To meet these needs better, we continue to expand our existing service delivery model to include an holistic, eclectic and adaptive focus on the needs of the individuals and organisations that we serve by:
- Developing broad-based competencies, specific knowledge and experiences needed in the workforce;
- Offering programmes in contextual learning and workplace skills;
- Enhancing personal and professional growth that leads to more efficient and effective employees;
- Utilising practical, proven, current global “best practices” in education and training;
- Creating opportunities for the development of effective communication and presentation skills for upward mobility and work-force success;
- Offering personal and professional development opportunities for employers, employees, the unemployed, and retirees.
Since its establishment in 1979, Continuing Education has expanded its reach and continues to respond to the needs of the community. The work of Continuing Education and Lifelong Learning is exciting and rewarding. We work with our colleagues to ensure that our University is the best in the region and outstanding in the global arena.