2016 Omnipress Report: Strong Industry Outlook Poses Challenges, Opportunities for Training & Education Professionals

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Because the outlook for the continuing education industry is extremely strong over the next several years, 52% of continuing education professionals plan to offer more programs in 2016. Only 32%, however, will see increases to their program budget.

2016 State of Continuing Education Report by Omnipress
52% of continuing education professionals plan to offer more programs in 2016.

In a 2016 State of the Continuing Education Industry Report administered and published by Omnipress, fifty two percent of continuing education (CE) professionals indicate they plan to increase the number of programs offered in the coming year. Meanwhile, only thirty two percent will experience an increase in their program budget.

Omnipress, provider of print and digital content solutions for associations and corporate organizations, conducted an online survey of 90 training and education professionals and executives, to understand the impact that a strong industry outlook, new technologies and shifting demographics will have on those responsible for developing and implementing educational programs.

“We are having more and more conversations with CE leaders who are experiencing a higher level of accountability for how their programs contribute to the overall strength and viability of their organizations,” says Omnipress’ Product Director for Training & Fulfillment Services, Dan Loomis. “They have to meet an increased demand for educational programs, incorporate new strategies to keep these programs fresh and relevant, and generate more visibility, but with minimal increases in resources.”

According to the report, program and content development are the top two priorities—and challenges—for CE professionals in 2016.

“The landscape is changing faster than ever” states Tracy Gundert, Omnipress’ CEO. “Younger participants consume content differently than their older counterparts, and are accustomed to having more flexibility and choice in how they learn. This means that the time and resources required just to produce and manage educational content has increased exponentially.”

To read the full survey results, visit Omnipress.com and download the "2016 State of Continuing Education."

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