- April 16, 2021
-- Lynn Bentley, President of Knobull announced, "Working hard at school and going on to further education or college has long been encouraged by parents and teachers for generations, as most people believe education is the key to success. Civil rights activist Martin Luther King, Jr. once said that the function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character — that is the goal of true education. His words still ring true today."
You might not have been born into the life you want to accept. And that's where education can help. By getting an education, you give yourself the chance to change your life for the better. You might graduate and become a manager instead of an entry-level employee. You might become a leader or shareholder and take home profits at the end of the month instead of just a salary.
As you progress through a college degree, you'll learn how to manage your time; how to juggle several tasks at the same time and how to interact with all kinds of people, from fellow students to professors and industry professionals. This is enhanced by work and/or extra-curricular experience gained during these years.
A degree is an indication of your intelligence by many. Even at the high school level, getting a certificate in a certain subject is a way of proving to the outside world that you have an in-depth knowledge of that subject and that you can stick out challenging scenarios to the end. It demonstrates you can get through the tough times, the deadlines, the nights spent in front of the computer, frantically writing your paper.
Even simple things like working out how to make $100 a week from a part-time job, or reading up on interest rates on loans for tuition fees, can help you develop budgeting skills and economic understanding that will set you in good stead for life. These skills can be leveraged as your work life unfolds.
Bentley concluded, "Whether you're learning woodwork or business economics, singing or coding, the chance to follow a curriculum from start to finish gives you the chance to channel your energy into something else in a targeted way. Learning a new skill or subject can help you feel more energetic, purposeful and positive about life in general. Education is a mind-expanding gift that can broaden your horizons and enrich your life. With further research, most students can find that there are other pertinent reasons for getting an education."