To Stay Relevant in a Career, Workers Train Nonstop – New York Times 09-21-12

Salient to Investors:

The need to constantly adapt is the new reality for many workers, including virtually everyone whose job is touched by computing..

Going back to school for months or years is not realistic for many workers, so they turn to bite-size instructional videos, peer-to-peer forums, and virtual college courses.

Lynda Gratton at the London Business School says you can no longer expect that what you’ve become a master in will keep you valuable throughout the whole of your career. Gratton says being a generalist is very unwise since your major competitor is Wikipedia or Google.

Businesses are pouring more money into training.

Josh Bersin of Bersin & Associates said online universities will double in size in a year.

The Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education said the number of doctors participating in continuing education programs has more than doubled in the last decade.

Read the full article at http://www.nytimes.com/2012/09/22/business/to-stay-relevant-in-a-career-workers-train-nonstop.html?nl=todaysheadlines&emc=edit_th_20120922