Most people like to take a break and go to college to pursue further education in a chosen field. Both students and those who are already in the workforce do keep looking at various options to see if they can really go ahead and equip themselves with a college degree.
But with the rising cost of tuition, it has become very tough for many to pursue their dream. Banks and financial institutions are ready to give loans and grants for further studies but most people are reluctant to take them as they would have to face the stress of paying it back. Though it is every parent’s dream to send their kids to college, it is becoming increasingly tough for them to bear the expenses causing many of them to wonder whether they can actually provide their child with a college education.
It is important to look into several factors before making a decision on whether or not to go in for a college degree. With the job market becoming increasingly competitive, it is not easy to find even an entry-level opening without a good degree or qualification that too from a reputed school. Generally, it is the college graduates who land the best jobs and from that perspective, it is better to go to college.
Prefer College Graduates
The reason most companies prefer college graduates is the fact that they are taught a lot of skills and tools that make them better performers from the word go. There is a definite difference in the quality of output by a qualified person as against one without any education or someone who is under-qualified. If you happen to graduate in a particular subject and take up a job in that field, you can fit in easily and perform well.
A Graduate Degree In IT
So if IT happens to be your chosen field, then a graduate degree in IT will not only help you land a job easily, it will also make you a good performer. Likewise, if you are not educated in the IT field, it will not only be tough to get an entry, it will also be difficult to continue in the job. It is not such a bad idea to take a loan to acquire a good degree because landing a job is easy, career advancement is assured and with the good pay flowing in, paying back the loan will be pretty easy.
While you should no doubt think long and carefully before you set out to acquire your college degree, it is important not only to take cognizance of the short term issues but look at the long term picture as well. Your career growth and finances, in the long run, are definitely influenced by your education. Thus, even if it means some sacrifice and monetary problems, it makes good sense to somehow get your college degree with or without a loan.… Read MoreContinue reading
This is a broad, but inaccurate, generalization to say that many young people lack the sense of responsibility and need for self-sufficiency at this time. This is my view is caused by, among other reasons, a generous welfare state that can lead to interdependence in families across generations. We are then confronted with young people without motivation who actually choose rational choices based on what they observe around them from lacking employment to achieve payments comparable to the working population. The solution here must be of the “stick” variety rather than “carrot”. The first is needed to stem the spread of the problem; carrots are used to treat common symptoms.
To Pursue Work that We Hope to Enjoy and a Natural Interest in
For the welfare of individuals and society as a whole, it is in the collective and selfish interests of each of us to pursue work that we hope to enjoy and have a natural interest in. This is the ideal goal that most working adults may not relate to when they go to work every morning but it is the ideal that must be targeted through increased exposure. Students and young people can only identify what they enjoy based on what they encounter. The education system must be able to expose them to ideas outside their usual comfort zones. This can be in the form of exposure to work, language, culture, but also the work environment, social work, community involvement, etc. The aim here is to also provide a bite of reality by subjecting them to the real-world idea that actions have consequences and that there is adult pressure to be prepared. If students see more, they identify the choices they naturally tend to and are self-motivated in pursuing this (the “carrot” approach).
Discusses Skills And Training The Softer Ones
Along with Sir Terry Leahy’s published statement about the education system that does not supply young people who can be employed, the latest articles in the FT (Employment for young people and Education system ‘business and labor failed’, 21 February) discusses skills and training the softer ones that young people lack from personal presentations, conversational skills, work ethics, etc.
How do young people get the idea that wearing a hoodie for a job interview is not right? To some extent, this is an observation of the generation gap. A growing trend over time is to adopt informality and the younger generation is naturally less formal and more relaxed than the older ones. But there is still a need (at least for now) for professionalism in the workplace. The stick approach will state that young people learn to do whatever is needed if they don’t pay the consequences because they are not obedient to unemployment and low income. Carrot approach means they are given experience while at school to become accustomed to and understand the concept of making themselves better as productive employees and workers.
A Social Problem
In the end, this is a social problem. The culture … Read MoreContinue reading
Independent tertiary institutions for further education can be accredited not only by Ofsted, who advises the Secretary of State of Children, Schools and Families about the suitability of private tertiary institutions for advanced registration as independent schools, but also by the BAC – British Accreditation Council, which has offers a quality assurance scheme for independent further and higher education since 1984.
BAC accreditation is internationally recognized: therefore, this is a guarantee for GCSE or A-level students abroad that the independent tertiary institution in which they are enrolled is considered genuine by immigration officials and is a leading institution of further education.
BAC accreditation lasts for four years. Inspections are carried out in various ways, including visits that are announced and not announced to private tertiary institutions by inspectors and submissions of annual returns by tertiary institutions.
BAC inspectors focus on various fields to assess the quality of education provision in independent tertiary institutions. They usually observe a number of classes on campus for a certain period of time, and ask GCSE students or sixth / A-level students what they think about their teacher and the activities offered by independent tertiary institutions. They also asked students about the extra support they received outside the classroom. They assess the level of teaching (for example if creative and imaginative) and the level of active participation of GCSE and A-level students: therefore, small class sizes with personalized teaching approaches, which are usually the priority of private tertiary institutions for further education, are viewed favorably by BAC inspector.
BAC also considers whether independent universities have specialist facilities, such as computer and multimedia facilities, and can assess the quality of the work produced, for example at the Arts Center.
The social programs offered by private tertiary institutions are the other main points of assessment: for example, BAC inspectors will look at choices of educational activities (such as cultural trips) and sports available for GCSE students and A-level students. Finally, BAC will consider the work of independent college administration, such as scheduling, and how student complaints are handled by college staff.
Ofsted carries out inspections in cycles which last around three years. Ofsted inspections focus on the quality of teaching at independent colleges of further education and assess whether sixth-form/A-level students achieve their goals in terms of entry to higher education and admission at the university of their choice.
Aspects covered by Ofsted inspections include the attitude of the private college’s students to learning, the level of individual attention offered to them, their involvement in lessons, and how their progress is monitored by the college staff. So, like BAC, Ofsted will award high marks to independent colleges of further education where class sizes are small, with a high level of individual attention.
Ofsted inspector also considers how private tertiary students are assessed, from the point of view of questions and assessments, and evaluates whether the preparation meets the exam specifications, that is if the assessment task is relevant to the expected results.
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If you are unable to get further education, don’t worry, you are the majority. School fees have risen so much in recent years that unless you are very capable, you cannot expect to pay all your bills yourself. While some turn to student loans, this is only a temporary solution and often leaves students with far greater problems after graduation. Others turn to friends and family to help offset costs, however, there must be an easier way. This “easy way” is often in the form of scholarships. Scholarships offer money to you to continue your education without conditions about having to pay back the money. Imagine how much difference a single $ 10,000 scholarship makes a year.
There are often limits on how you can enter into a scholarship, which is why you have to explore all of your options before deciding where to invest your time. First, you have an academic scholarship that often requires a high GPA in addition to a history of taking difficult courses. If you meet the requirements, then you should try it because the competition is not too large due to obstacles to enter. If academics aren’t your strength, don’t worry, there are still plenty of other scholarships for you.
Other scholarships can be for community service or to be part of a team, what if you don’t have the ability to distinguish? Are you stuck in a normal life? Don’t accept this, there are plenty of scholarships for those who only take the initiative to continue their learning. The best part is that many of these scholarships are based online which means you don’t even have to leave your room to register.… Read MoreContinue reading
They say if you find job that you like and love, then you will never work another day in your life, which produces good quotes and there is little truth in them. Not long ago, I was discussing such concept with an acquaintance of mine on the East Coast and he noted his desires and had decided to pursue them, okay for him, I say, everyone must pursue their dreams and if they are dedicated, they might just be there. Okay so let’s talk about this.
I believe that Bill Gates and Warren Buffet told group of students that they should pursue their desires, not just money. Some students don’t listen, but I think most of them. It’s true that we always do better at what we really like to do, this is precisely why I explained to my acquaintances that getting good grades at school is simple, you just have to enjoy the subject, like it, and care about it – it’s good grades will follow.
Just like you have to have the desire for whatever you do in life to be happy, and when you are happy and excited you will do well. It’s true in most all circumstances. My acquaintance did note that there are far too many people who are not happy with their jobs or careers. I agree and too bad for them, thankfully I am not one of them. Still on the flip side to this argument, there is something else to consider.
You know, there are other common problems, that you take something you like to do, hobbies, and turn it into profession, and suddenly it becomes job instead of pleasure, and that you lose passion. That way you destroy something that you love, which is terrible thing.
In fact, I’ve talked to number of artists in our think tank, and they have explained to me that they used to love to do their artwork, but now that they do it for money, they find it more stressful, and they can’t create the things that they love to do, rather they must create the artwork that people will pay for.
So you can see this is an unfortunate trap to have. When it comes to getting good grades, it pays to thoroughly enjoy the subject matter, but when it becomes too much of chore, or too stressful that becomes burden, and then it becomes no fun anymore. great teacher or professor will not allow this to happen, but often they do through their wicked sense of humor, or through the mandated rote memorization style test questions. Indeed I hope you will please consider all this and think on it.… Read MoreContinue reading