Complete list of resources and centers for online education, courses and programs; mostly free.
All education is self-education. Period. It doesn’t matter if you’re sitting in a college classroom or a coffee shop. We don’t learn anything we don’t want to learn.
Those people who take the time and initiative to pursue knowledge on their own are the only ones who earn a real education in this world.
Take a look at any widely acclaimed scholar, entrepreneur or historical figure you can think of. Formal education or not, you’ll find that he or she is a product of continuous self-education.
If you’re interested in learning something new, this article is for you. Broken down by subject and/or category, here are several top-notch self-education resources I have bookmarked online over the past few years.
Note that some of the sources overlap between various subjects of education. Therefore, each has been placed under a specific subject based on the majority focus of the source’s content.
Volunteer or Hand for Entertainment and Events
Have you ever helped one of your friends throw a party on a Friday night that everyone was still talking about on Monday morning? Do you enjoy planning events, meeting new people, and making sure that everyone is having a great time? If this sounds like you, then you should think about working for a local entertainment and events planner.
Elder Care and Household Assistant Jobs
Some of us have grandparents that don’t have any trouble getting around. In fact, you may have older relatives that seem to be more active than you are! Unfortunately, part of getting older usually means needing a lot more help around the house, even when completing basic chores and tasks. If you’re the type of person that loves spending time around the greatest generation, then maybe you should think about working as a household assistant for someone who could truly use a little help in his or her day-to-day life.
Hospitality and Tourism Jobs for Teens & Students
People will always go on vacation, and the industries that cater to recreational travelers will always be around in one form or another. Pursuing a job in the hospitality and tourism industry will provide you with a great basis for a future career that involves meeting new people from all over the world, managing multi-million dollar hotels, and showcasing the most interesting places to visit in your area to your clients and guests.
Fashion Modelling Jobs for Kids, Teenagers and Students
Becoming a model is the aspiration of many young teenagers all over the world, yet it remains one of the toughest occupations to break into. Models don’t just magically show up on magazine covers and Sunday paper advertisements; the photos that we see gracing color prints both off and online are the result of long hours, tedious studio sessions, and strict diets. It’s not all fun and games, but if you’ve got what it takes and are determined to succeed then get ready for a wild ride into the realm of teenage modeling.
Casual Dining & Restaurant, Temp Jobs for Teens and Students
Are you looking for a fun atmosphere to work in while making a little spending money along the way? Are you the type of person that hits it off with total strangers, or would you rather work closely with the same group of people when you clock in to work each day? Regardless of what personality type you are, you’re sure to find a satisfying position on the menu while working for a casual dining restaurant close to you.
Retail Jobs for Teenagers and Students
If you’ve got a friend that works at a popular restaurant, another that works at a supermarket, and a third that sells sporting goods, then they’ve all got something in common (besides your friendship): they’re all working in the retail industry. Retail jobs can range from waitressing to stocking shelves, but they all have similar aspects that are important to consider if you’re looking for a job in this sector.
Tutoring – Sports and Recreation, Fitness Instructor, Personal Trainer
When we think of tutors, we usually imagine an adult wearing glasses and a sweater vest, sitting down with a student at a table while trying to explain the Pythagorean theorem. That may fit the description for some tutors, but the occupation of tutoring isn’t limited to people that specialize in academics… or sweater vests. One type of tutoring that has caught on in recent years is sports and recreation tutoring. Becoming a sports and recreation tutor will allow you to share the skills that you’ve acquired through years of practice with others, make a few friends along the way, and earn some extra pay.
Home Tutor – Education Jobs
Are you excelling in all of your classes, making straight A’s, and even correcting your teachers from time to time? While it’s not a good idea to call out your English teacher in the middle of class should he or she be a little off regarding the usage of who versus whom, it still goes to show that you’ve got a better-than-average command of that particular class. Regardless of what subject you’ve mastered so far in school, odds are there are still students out there that could use a lot of help. That’s where tutors come in.
Design & Graphics Expert, Illustrator
Does your teacher ever catch you doodling in your notebook instead of working out the math problems that are on the whiteboard? Have friends and family told you in the past that you’re an excellent drawer or artist? If so, then maybe you should consider a paid internship working for a local graphic design company in your area.