The outlook for the continuing education (CE) and training market is extremely strong, with both spending and demand expected to increase fairly consistently over the next several years, causing many organizations to increase the number of educational programs they intend to deliver in 2016. At the same time, participant expectations are changing as tech-based learning options become more accessible. What impact will this have on those responsible for developing and implementing educational programs? What challenges will they face in 2016 and beyond?
We conducted an online survey of 90 continuing education and training professionals to understand the current state of CE content, key challenges, and how organizations are preparing for the future.
Insight #1: More than half of respondents are planning to deliver more programs this year, with little to no increase in budget.
Fifty-two percent of those surveyed expected the number of training programs to increase slightly or significantly, while only thirty-two percent anticipated an increase in budget. This will likely present challenges for training professionals, particularly as they also plan to increase the breadth of content formats offered to learners providing a greater blend of print, digital, and mobile, and with it, increased choice for learners.
What other insights did organizations provide about current and future challenges facing CE professionals? Read the full report here, and let us know what you think.