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Why Lifelong Learning Matters

by Arthur Yang  November 1, 2023
Why Lifelong Learning Matters

The recent conclusion of the ForwardSG report has encouraged Singaporeans to embrace learning beyond grades.

It has been announced that there will be a “substantial” SkillsFuture credit top-up for mid-career Singaporeans to reskill and upskill.

For Singaporean mid-careerists and semi-retirees, lifelong learning serves as the bridge to a brighter, more secure future.

Here are five compelling reasons why lifelong learning matters, not only for professional development but also personal growth.

1. Adapting to Industry Evolution

2. Boosting Career Opportunities

3. Enhancing Confidence and Self-Esteem

4. Fostering Personal Growth

5. Building a Professional Network

6. Conclusion

#1 — Adapting to Industry Evolution

Industries are evolving faster than ever before due to technological advancements.

Lifelong learning equips you with the latest skills and knowledge, ensuring you remain adaptable and competitive amidst rapid changes.

One example is in Artificial Intelligence for research.

Upskilling allows you to make use of AI and remain relevant as weak as improve efficiency.

#2 — Boosting Career Opportunities

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Embracing new skills opens doors to diverse career opportunities.

Whether you’re considering a career change, entrepreneurship, or advancing in your current field, continuous learning enhances your skill set, making you an attractive candidate for employers.

Now, there are many training providers like General Assembly, and Vertical Institute that provides courses for those looking for a career switch.

At Hustle, our Mobile Videography and Video Editing course has helped home-grown businesses expand their social media presence.

#3 — Enhancing Confidence and Self-Esteem

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Learning new skills not only expands your knowledge but also boosts your confidence.

Mastering new concepts and technologies fosters a sense of accomplishment, empowering you to take on challenges with a positive mindset.

For me personally, I spent quite some time picking up the Thai language for travel in Thailand.

When I finally made the trip there, I was pleasantly surprised to see myself communicating smoothly when ordering food or during shopping.

My success in navigating in a foreign country alone gave me so much confidence!

#4 — Fostering Personal Growth

Lifelong learning isn’t just about professional development; it also contributes significantly to personal growth.

Exploring diverse subjects and perspectives enriches your life, broadens your horizons, and enhances your overall well-being.

Education doesn’t stop upon graduation from school.

Instead, we should aim towards a growth mindset and reap the joy of learning. 

#5 — Building a Professional Network


Lifelong learning provides a unique opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and experts in different fields.

Engaging in courses and workshops allows you to expand your professional network, opening doors to mentorship, collaboration, and valuable insights.

A robust network not only enhances your learning experience but also serves as a support system, offering guidance and opportunities for personal and career growth.

When I first started my digital marketing internship at Hustle, I found myself talking about all things marketing to people around me in school and at work.

This let me connect with many people who were willing to share advice and help me grow. 

Speaking of connections, connect with us on LinkedIn here!

#6 — Conclusion

Embracing lifelong learning isn’t just a choice; it’s a necessity in today’s rapidly changing world.

For Singaporeans, continuous education is the key to unlocking new opportunities, enhancing skills, and ensuring a secure future.

By enrolling in our reskilling and upskilling courses, you’re not just investing in your education; you’re investing in your career and personal growth.

Together, we can empower you to thrive in the ever-evolving landscape of the professional world.

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