Studying alongside work; tough yet enriching!

Inspiring people to kick off a study, alongside their job. That’s the objective of Road2University. An initiative from the “Brabantse Rotary Meierijstad”, where guests were invited to participate in tasting sessions with a selection of renowned universities. Professors from four learning institutes lined up to cater to a roomful of engaged professionals. “Knowledge is an important factor to stimulate a vital and sustainable society. If only a few were to take a next step by picking up their professional development, we would already be satisfied”, says Kees van Delft from Rotary Meierijstad.

Participants were able to obtain information on part-time programmes from – among others – UMIO, the executive branch of Maastricht University School of Business and Economics. Gordon Miesen, Manager Business Development & Client Relations at UMIO, underlines the importance of professional development. “This initiative allows professionals to familiarise with our learning services in an easy and accessible manner”.

Apart from tasting sessions, the event offered opportunities to have direct conversations with professors, former part-time students and educators. Among the guests were architects, start-up entrepreneurs, building managers, teachers, and directors working for big enterprises. “It seems challenging and tough, but after this evening I feel motivated to take this step and through an additional learning journey invest in myself as well as in my organisation”, concludes one of the many enthusiastic attendees.

Bron: Brabants Dagblad

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