Sunday 20 August 2017

College not always the best stepping stone on career path

'My own third level experience was a pleasant freebie: four years idled away in Trinity’s Lecky library reading Penguin classics. But I could equally have done that in my spare time and equipped myself with practical skills in the workplace instead. There should be more ways that we can learn and earn at the same time.' (Stock photo)
'My own third level experience was a pleasant freebie: four years idled away in Trinity’s Lecky library reading Penguin classics. But I could equally have done that in my spare time and equipped myself with practical skills in the workplace instead. There should be more ways that we can learn and earn at the same time.' (Stock photo)

Lorraine Courtney

The CAO applications closed this week, but despite all the anxiety and last-minute nerves I don't believe university is for everybody.

Not that you'd realise that with government after government trying to ensure we all become undergrads.

Each year we press ahead with unrealistic targets of getting every school-leaver into higher education.

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