I finally bit the bullet and have decided to enroll in the PIDP in order to learn more about adult education. I must say it’s a little intimidating for me to venture back to school as a mature student and yet that’s the fascinating part – my own education while learning about adult education! It’s been a long time since I have had any type of formal education. I went to college in the late 70’s and took evening courses in the 80’s and 90’s but honestly it was long ago and I have forgotten much. The changes that have occurred in the field of education since then are mind boggling and a bit intimidating but very exciting!
In my current job as a trainer and adult educator for a large retail corporation, I’ve been lucky to get a ton of on-the-job training in this field. Taking the PIDP will deepen my understanding of adult education and provide me with more tools to excel in my role and bring out the best in my trainees. My role is changing quickly as the tools for job training change. Some of our classroom instruction is being replaced with e-learning and new training processes offered to employees are coming fast and furious. Many of our employees are not as tech savvy as the business is demanding of them and I feel by taking the PIDP I will learn ways to help bridge that gap.
I’m thankful to have a supportive family as I embark on the journey as a new student. I’ve been married for 32 years and have 2 grown children and although we lead a busy life, continuous learning and growing is important to me.
For fun – I sing in a world class women’s a’cappella chorus – Lions Gate Chorus – based in Vancouver and I love golfing when I get a chance and travelling – OK well who doesn’t like that?