Looking for feedback on the business idea of adult education made fun for adults. Years ago, I use to teach part-time for a company called “Fun Ed”. The classes were not your typical college class. A class could be 1-3 days, a crash course in some type of topic, like “Computer for Absolute Beginners”, “How to play Bridge”, “Technology for Dummies”, “Start an online business” and many more.
I have had my own business before and would be doing some of the training. They paid the instructor about $100-$120/class, but the instructor could follow-up with the students to be hired for addition consulting services outside of class. Looking for any opportunity in this type of business, since I would be competing with Community Colleges/Continuing Education.
I am writing up a lesson plan on car maintenance to teach as an adult/community enrichment class through the Jr. College. I still have to approach the college board once I have the plan complete. I am using resources from the Govt. printing dept. and some other places. I don't plan on making a lot of money but a little extra is nice and I will meet more people and make new contacts. Sometimes just making the right contact(s) is worth the time and effort. BTW I was thinking of calling the class "Hoe to keep your car longer than your student loan."
Michael -- Sounds like a great idea. My sister and niece are currently in a cooking class, my friend in an art class. I think there are many adults out there interested in fun learning versus boring college classes. For the computer classes, do you have a location that provides computer and internet access?
Best of luck to you!
We are wanting to move from TX to TN. Currently, don't have a location yet, but have a few ideas.
I am already teaching some classes along this line for a Senior Adult program at a community college in Dallas, but looking about bring the idea to TN. www.MichaelsClass.com
I believe this is a great idea. So many "adult educators" know little about the differences between the ways children learn and the ways adults learn. When adults enter a class where the teacher employs adult educational principles, they will keep coming back for more.
I have a few traditional college students who take my class as an elective. In Dallas County, if you are 65+ and own property, they get 6 credit hours for free per semester. If I have enough senior adult students for a class, then class makes, if I don't have enough for a class, then I don't get paid. That is why I try and market myself to the senior adults students.
Thanks for the suggestion.