September is 'Have a Go' Month!
At Bridge, we are extremely passionate about self-development, both professionally and personally. That’s why, when we heard that September is ‘Have a Go’ month, we had to inform others about it.
Have a Go month is an annual celebration, shining a light on learning regardless of your age and experiences. People learn and expand their knowledge in various ways and your age shouldn’t be a factor that affects that.
The Festival of Learning is the organisation behind Have a Go month and has always celebrated the very best in adult learning and education throughout the UK. Founded in 1992, it started off as Adult Learners’ Week, urging people to join and help them to better understand how adult education could aid several social policies. The idea proved to be a successful one and other countries followed suit.
Learning new skills and knowledge as an adult can be hugely beneficial. It can provide people with more confidence and, ultimately, a new career path or hobby. Many people may believe that once they reach a certain age, it’s almost impossible for them to either learn a new skill or trade or even follow a different career path. But that isn’t the case and is something that Have a Go month aims to remind people each year.
You may have seen our post last week, highlighting the recruitment of individuals from outside of the Industry in which you operate. This ties in quite well with the fact that people can learn new skills at any age – you just need be patient, believe in yourself and take a chance every now and then.
Learning shouldn’t be defined by age and we are proud to be part of Industry that actively encourages personal growth through education and experiences. One of the many organisations that support further training is the IWFM and they can be contacted at www.iwfm.org.uk.
So, if you are looking to change your career path, try something new or even learn a new skill, just remember – there is no better time than right now. Why wait?