Wednesday, March 08, 2017

Encourage some young people to opt for skill training

The government is now working hard to encourage young people to consider taking a skilled job, rather than go to university.

I agree with the goal.

But the government will find it very difficult to achieve this goal, if they do not look into the root cause of the problem.

Basically, the young people will still want to go to university because they perceive that their options will be better with a degree. Their parents will also support them.

There is one thing that the government can do to change the perception.

Someone like Dr Goh Keng Swee will probably think "out of the box" and get the perception to be changed. Sadly, Dr Goh is not with us.

But he has asked me to give this suggestion ..... (You have to wait for the answer in my next posting). He has not completed sending his full message yet.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Swiss & Germany have strong tradition of skilled-based education & jobs. Such skill-based jobs are also respected in their culture and also pays well. What is it their societies believe & do that makes this happen? I think once we understand their culture & motivation, then we will know the answer.

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