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Educate our Kids for Jobs, Not the Dole

We are doing our kids a huge disservice in education?
What is the point in educating them into blind alleyways that will lead to them taking on mountains of debt to obtain degrees of questionable economic value.
Teachers’ leaders warned that the class of 2010 risk becoming a “lost generation” following cuts to education combined with high youth unemployment. Problems will be fuelled by the lack of university places, it was suggested, as better-qualified 18-year-olds take up the few remaining spots on apprenticeships and work-based training programmes.
Almost 900,000 people aged 16 to 24 were classed as “Neets” – not in education, employment or training – in the second quarter of this year. It is feared that numbers could grow above one million this summer as school and college leavers compete for a dwindling number of training places and jobs. Record numbers of people are also attempting to get into university this year, with some 187,000 still vying for remaining degree courses through the clearing system earlier this week.
Where is the considered advice to go and train where there are skills shortages either today or predicted in the next 5 years. The Government must invest in producing the workers required by industry not producing people for the dole queue.
This is the way to reduce immigration by Polish workers and the outsourcing of jobs  to Poland, China and India.


Author: Chris Slay

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