Growing up in the 80’s and 90’s, there has always been a huge emphasis on education. From being sent to bed at 8pm on a ‘school night’ to being forced to do your homework before the TV could be switched on. As children we’d always be asked ‘and what do you want to be when you grow up?’ Answers usually were ambitious from doctors and nurses to astronauts and scientists. The importance of education, right then, at 5 years old was stressed with adult figures telling us we’d need to stay in school and study really hard to achieve that.
However, if we cast back to 50 years ago, it was the norm for individuals to leave school as young as 15. In many cases it would be known that their future would be to take over the family business, run the farm or be employed by the local factory to help provide for their family. Education was seen as a second priority to providing for your family. In the past, individuals would have been hired without experience or an education. On the job training would have been provided.
There has been a huge change in recent times, especially in the past 2 decades. It has become more and more common for most people to have a third level qualification. Also, it is a requirement for most long term jobs. Now, it is often seen that employers will only employ those who have a degree and 10 years experience.
With this recent change of beliefs there has been a huge divide in the economy. There is the stress on the importance of education but with not everyone being able to afford 3rd level education.
If you once chose not to further you education for whatever reasons the timing wasn’t right. Why not act now!
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