‘We are teaching too many students to do jobs that our society doesn’t need’

Ireland“We have every right to be angry with the many institutions that seem to be taking advantage of us all. Banks, insurance companies and real estate agencies to name but a few are well-known culprits, but nobody appears to be protesting with the same vigor about the biggest scam of all that is going on right under our noses: the scam of third level education …” (more)

[Chris Fitzgerald, TheJournal.ie, 14 August]

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One Response to “‘We are teaching too many students to do jobs that our society doesn’t need’”

  1. Colm Kelleher Says:

    Would love if more employers got involved in helping to close the perceived gap between workplace readiness and education. Would love more industry led apprenticeships (scheme is there to be used), work placements, site visits, guest talks, student competitions linked to industry needs, industry voice in curriculum design, etc…
    Whilst meeting the needs of employers and the greater economy we must also meet the needs of the greater society. There was a nice in yesterday’s ST by Amanda Foreman on the ‘real value of a university education’ if anyone is interested. The link is http://www.dramandaforeman.com/3423-2/

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