Thursday, June 25, 2009

Opportunity lost

With the country in the grips of recession, the government has an opportunity: it could use the fact that people will be out of work to push for a significant upskilling of the workforce, funding industry training and education so that when economic conditions improve, people will be able to take advantage of it and productivity will be higher.

Is it doing this? Hell no. At a time when education and training are vital and people actually have the time to do it, they are forcing polytechs to turn people away. Their alternative? flipping burgers - a minimum wage job with no skill, no training, and no potential for improvement. McJobs today, a McEconomy tomorrow...