Demand for continuing education growing for Canada’s 50-plus cohort

June 23, 2015

The Globe and Mail examines how Canada’s colleges and universities are reporting steady or growing demand from the 50-plus cohort for professional development credentials, through both in-class and online programs. Lorraine Carter, President of the Canadian Association for University Continuing Education, said, “There are pockets of universities looking to reach out to, and to support, workers who want to extend [their careers] or pursue something new.” According to the article, a primary reason for this new interest in continuing studies is that many of Canada’s baby boomers cannot afford to retire at 65 or earlier, due in part to the financial crisis of 2008. Globe and Mail