Recession Forces Going Back To School At…
The recent recession and economic meltdown had numerous far reaching consequences. In addition to thousands of people losing their homes, jobs and their paychecks, there were many suicides, bankruptcies and emotional break downs too. In addition to all these consequences, recession also propelled going back to school at 40. The Recession brought with it, the realization that people were not skilled enough, no qualification was good enough, only the better than the best could survive, and all others had to step down.
No wonder that this realization got an adult going back to school, majority of such adults being in the middle age category. The only bad thing about the whole process is that many of them are not joining college for getting their education, but only because they are being forced by circumstances. Concerns regarding the financial and career stability are forcing people to study new courses and get training in the latest skills.
Going back to school again is not a matter of choice for such people. But the advantage of getting a new skill or new course training is being reaped now by all those adults who forced themselves back to college. Many of them have discovered that they are getting considered for better jobs. But it is not at all easy for these folks, as they have to balance home, family, career, job and college equally well and cannot afford to compromise one for another or neglect one for the other.