Why a Hands-On Education Will Take You Further

  Posted on March 24, 2016

  Written by Morgan O'Rourke

How do you learn best? According to Columbia University, “Students learn best when learning is active.” This means:

  • Being mentally involved
  • Engaging in hands-on activities
  • Participating in a process of inquiry, discovery, investigation, and interpretation

At Ohio Business College, we believe in hands-on learning, as we’ve designed advanced career training programs that prepare students to hit the ground running once they graduate.

OBC students learn vital workplace job functions from a hands-on education that provides:

1. Support and guidance from experienced, proven instructors

Without the expertise and background of qualified instructors, our graduates would not boast the same success. As the saying goes, experience is the best teacher, and OBC instructors bring years of essential insight to help develop prepared, prolific leaders.

2. Access to equipment, materials, and software found on the job

An effective professional is proficient with the tools and processes they work with. In a hands-on learning environment, students learn from the same equipment found on the job, increasing their confidence and efficiency with real-life tasks.

3. Skills and knowledge mastery through real-life practices

Hands-on learning teaches students how to handle real-life situations and make quick, accurate decisions. This is invaluable training to have prior to entering the workforce and places many graduates ahead of their colleagues.

As the job market grows more and more competitive, graduates who already possess experience and critical job-specific skills enter the workforce in high-demand and ready to start their new careers confidently.

Reach your next professional milestone by earning a degree or diploma that’s centered on your real-world success. Find your hands-on career training program at OBC.