Online resources and education are getting to zero. With so much available on how to fix, shop, make, break, examine, test, compare or network with people, using resources wisely and efficiently becomes an advantage.
Technology, learning, and education have become indispensable to organizations who need to remain competitive and innovative. Taking time for an educational investment, especially when fees are low or zero is one of the best returns you can get.
Here are a few free or inexpensive resources:
Creative Live – Featuring workshops in photography, video, design, business, audio, music, crafting, and software training, CreativeLive unlocks previously closed doors by making dynamic education accessible to everyone.
Skillshare – Skillshare is a learning community where anyone can discover, take, or even teach a class.
General Assembly – General Assembly is a pioneer in education and career transformation, specializing in today’s most in-demand skills. The leading source for training, staffing, and career transitions, we foster a flourishing community of professionals pursuing careers they love.
Stanford University – Getting a free education is adds to one’s knowledge management strategy with little risk and big gains. Click this link at Stanford to view a list of course offerings from self-paced and self-study to online group classes. Fees may apply to some so check carefully.
Edx – edX mission is to increase global access to quality education. They connect learners to universities and institutions from around the world.
Take a look at how technology clusters are becoming the economic driving systems of the globe. Here is a chart depicting Silicon Valley and its worth in comparison to other regions. Technology employment and research areas are no longer ‘parks’ they are quickly becoming campuses, towns, and cities. Taking advantage of technology and learning may just launch a new workforce and job role for those who seek to advance.
For more on the story and report on technology clusters see http://www.theglobeandmail.com/report-on-business/rob-commentary/how-to-make-the-toronto-waterloo-corridor-a-technology-supercluster/article33619812/