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Tackling the gap between education and industry

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15:33 PM | 2 March 2012

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When we are young and only aware of a few professions we tend to respond easily to this question, I always used to switch between footballer and farmer. But as we move through the education system this question becomes harder to answer for the majority of us.

What do you want to do when you grow up?

When we are young and only aware of a few professions we tend to respond easily to this question, I always used to switch between footballer and farmer. But as we move through the education system this question becomes harder to answer for the majority of us. Those that move onto vocational courses or get into a university medical school have their path into the workplace made clear for them, eased out of education and into industry through practical sessions in the workplace. For those who study without real workplace experience, the gap between education and industry widens.

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