UNI DEGREE MAY NOT BE THE JOB
UNIVERSITY courses are expensive and leave many young people with long-term debt. Our best and brightest are the future of Australia and need a strong tertiary system to facilitate their climb to the top. But a recent study has shown that almost a third of students did not know what type of career they would pursue after they completed their degree. Changing job trends and the rush to digital means some students will not have a profession to go to when they graduate. Instead, there will be jobs like nano technician, cyber policeman and virtual reality experience designer. And traditional employment structures are changing. Some high-profile multi-national companies are “employing for attitude, training for skills” meaning they do not place a great emphasis on a degree. They would rather hire someone with motivation and teach them the skills for the job. So it might pay to do some research into the future before choosing a traditional path.
Rick Lee - regional editor