Training Ain’t Educating

I have trained, I have educated, they are not the same thing.


An important distinction:


Education is what we know for life.  Whether your job changes or the world around you changes, these are skills that you will take with you and always use. Skills like critical thinking, reading and writing, and arithmetic.

Training teaches time-sensitive and task-specific skills. For instance, your library subscribes to the database Books in Print.  A friendly trainer traveled to your library to train you on this product three years ago, however Books in Print 2.0 has just been released.  The database has changed and now you will need to be retrained on how to use the tool.

Training ain’t Educating.

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