Student Workforce

Does Education prepare for working life?

The basic goal of education is to give children and young adults the skills they need to succeed in adult life and in their chosen careers. The effectiveness of education in achieving this goal is up for contention.

Unfortunately, there is a skills gap and a significant rate of youth unemployment, according to various research. The economy and individuals are negatively impacted by this skills gap.

Many graduates are choosing positions where a degree is not necessary and where their acquired skills are not being fully exploited. Overskilling can lead to decreased productivity and low job satisfaction, which is bad for both the business and the individual. Having overqualified graduates in non-graduate roles also affects less educated individuals who are unable to find employment that matches their skill level. More educated and qualified than ever before, young people are entering the workforce, yet they are having a harder time getting the positions they desire or believe they deserve.