Life long learning covers education and training across all ages and in all areas of life. This includes the formal, to "normal" aspects of one's life. Life long learning gives one freedom and emancipates giving full participation in society in its civic, social and economic dimensions.
Life long learning is more than keeping one's job, or acquiring a career for economic growth. Life long learning is the framework upon which one can develope personal growth.
I am a life learner!