So, does Tertiary Education mean success is down the line ?
I’m afraid not. I recently heard that the likes of Google are now going for people that can show innovation over someone who can show them a Diploma / Bachelor …… …WHATEVER.
Education has always been looked upon as a must, but we are now starting to see other avenues open up. As we know, the world is changing, and changing fast. There are many careers that won’t exist in 20 years time. Yes, we all want the best for our children, but what is the best?
There will always be those professions that need their training, such as Medicine. But I suppose one day robots will be operating. THAT’S A SCARY THOUGHT !! We are now in a constantly changing period
Technology may see many jobs taken, but personally, I’m not too worried about that.
The world just needs to keep up and take notice of where we are at and what’s going on.
I have heard many with a Tertiary education say that they have never used anything they learned at University in their day job. I guess it shows they can be dedication and motivation, but you shouldn’t need a degree to display those qualities.
What matters is having the skills to do the job, not the certificate to show you’ve done 3-4 days of study. Think about the most successful people…did they use their degree in their success? NOT LIKELY !! Did Mark Zuckerburg use his studies to create Facebook? If someone is going to create something like that, it’s unlikely that’s not what it’s all about. Those sort of people are going to do these things anyway.
Do you have a Student Loan? Did you have a Student Loan? My wife had one and I’m glad to say it ended, all paid off several years ago. What about the ones who study in medicine. I have a family member who is an eye surgeon.
It took 10+ years and also involved working around the world. We are in an election year here in New Zealand, getting to choose our government. One party has promoted a free education. Yes, it all sounds great, but I think it’s just a vote grabber. I plan on being prepared to pay for my children’s education as my parents did for me.
Why not Self -Educate. Get in front of your computer and google whatever your subject is.Home study is a good option. I have done that myself.I know when I am trying to find a way to do something, YouTube & Pinterest are always there for me.
There are no guarantees that there will be the dream job at the end.The only one thing it guarantees is the need to pay off that student loan.There has been the talk of paying for some students education to keep them in the country. They can earn a lot more overseas, but in little old New Zealand with our 4.5 million we need these people.
We live in a changing world with many options.
We don’t know what is round the corner.
All the best,
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