The glass and ceramic industries are constantly changing, and new technology knowledge can provide opportunities for product and service innovation. Continuing education for engineering and other manufacturing associates is required for manufacturers to stay current with the latest developments, skills, and new technologies required for the market and industry.
Continuing education is also considered a way for professionals to keep abreast of their fields so they don’t lag behind in terms of career development. Today’s professionals—along with their companies—must commit to a lifelong learning philosophy that underpins the importance of continuous improvement, innovation, quality, lean, and problem solving. As Melissa Fudor points out, “You shouldn’t stop learning once college is over: It’s key to your career success. It doesn’t have to be in a traditional classroom, and it doesn’t need to burn a deeper hole into your student debt. And I promise, it’ll be far more fun than junior year calculus class.”1