|Study to work, ABC Radio, |
presented by Richard Aedy
The students I teach are likely to get jobs quickly, as computer professionals are in high demand, especially those who have experience working in teams for a real client. Just to polish their skills, the student's last task before they graduate is to write a job application, where they have to explain how what they learned is useful.
But what do we do for the students enrolled in programs which do not align to a specific career? What about degrees where the careers are in decline, due to technological change? How do we convince students to take up TAFE programs which have low academic prestige, but lead to high paying, in demand employment?
One way to address these issues would be at school. If a student is studying at TAFE while at school, they will be more likely to take up TAFE after finishing school. If students at school are given some more useful career advice, they are less likely to make poor post-secondary career choices.