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originally posted by: Aazadan
a reply to: Blue Shift
Part of the hiring process where I work involves a technical test. I have never seen a single person pass it who has less than 6 years of college education and at least two degrees.
That's not to say it's impossible, but no one has done it yet.
originally posted by: Blue Shift
You don't count because you indicated "technical." Which means you have a degree (or many) that has specifically trained you to do something useful. However, there used to be value in learning things other than engineering, computer science, and accounting. If you want to get a job, it doesn't hurt to know those things.
Maybe it would be smart to really select a point in a person's education and determine whether or not that person should really need to go to college for that they want to do, and if it isn't necessary, cut them loose. Give them some pointers on how to run their passion as a business, but otherwise keep them out of the whole educational track which is essentially designed to funnel people into college, whether they need to go there or not.
I think that at one point in my life, I should have been encouraged to go to a trade school and learn electronics, which was what I was interested in when I was in high school. Instead, I went to college and came out with no practical skills. Including writing.
originally posted by: LisaMc
Education has become an industry where businessmen, bureaucrats and institutions care about minting money. And most students are running behind good grades without even understanding what they are learning. The rat race for grades has reached to such a level where students are resorting to all sorts of plagiarism to get ahead. There is a difference between looking for homework help and copying homework. I guess no one cares about ethics anymore as long as they are earning money, degrees
originally posted by: amazing
I still say for most people and 80 percent of jobs you don't need a college education. Get your high school diploma or GED. If you need a skill learn it. If you need experience, get it. If you don't know, read about it.