The changes induced at worldwide level by the technological revolution and by the evolution of globalization from economical point of view had deep effects in all domains. All disciplines, activities, industries etc. have been transformed. Same like any other domain, the educational process has been profoundly marked and has been as well transformed at an unprecedented level. The information and communication technology revolution has challenged the society to take steps for moving to another universe which fifty years ago was just a dream or for most optimist researchers, just a possibility. The foundation for all transformations was the education and the same foundation shall be considered as the first brick today and tomorrow and the next years and centuries, if we want having a dream becoming true. New times, near future trends, long terms plans and same important, the needs and requirements of a human society driven economically, politically and socially by open markets evolution, by innovations, by primary resources ores depletion etc. request a new approach in terms of education. One of these approaches is to establish a bridge between, at one side, the higher education organizations, and on the other side, the students/employees and the employers, by which the first ones could provide an opportunity for improving the others performances by combining the lifelong learning and e-learning. Moreover, I do see as possible that higher education organizations could become competitive educational enterprises which could offer their services in the form of integrated services hubs for students/employees and employers. In this article will be presented a brief overview of the critical directions and strategies which in my opinion the higher education organizations should follow for facing the future challenges raised by the necessity having a continuous process for improving skills and knowledge after graduation and during employment, named lifelong learning, as well as the relations which could be developed and which could be used as roots for integrating tertiary education level with business environment, regardless that is public or private. The article will develop further, starting from statistical facts, a possible theoretical model of integrated services hub applicable on a higher education organization and which is using the features disposed to all of us by the e-learning systems with the purpose to offer options for developing the skills and knowledge of the students/employees within a continual improvement cycle.
e-learning, employees, employers, lifelong learning, integrated services hub, students