Today, we are living in an era where learning a skillset or simply educating one’s self is easily accessible. Despite that, parents tirelessly push their kids towards the traditional education system and blue color jobs. This is one of the most gruesome problems that the world is dealing with.
Don’t get us wrong! We are not saying that you (or your kids, for that matter) should not attend a university. In fact, we are endorsing that you and your kids should have access to higher education. Above all, your kids should be literate enough to opt for a career that makes them independent and happy in life.
The actual problem is not the education itself, though. Instead, it is the system that is faulty. To begin with, schools do not teach your kids the skillsets that are in high demand in the market – AKA in the actual world.
Soft skills, for instance, are one of the most sought-after skills in the job market. And college graduates rarely possess soft skills – after graduation. Statistically, millennials are 53% more educated than the ones who were before the 80s.
According to a research paper published by Pew Research, 53% of millennials have access to higher education. We are talking about universities here! Millennials are graduating from universities in an unprecedented way. But the problem, Pew Research highlights, is that 42% of university graduates do not find jobs. If they do, they are not happy with their jobs.
According to Pew Research, kids who graduate from colleges and universities are expected to opt for “white color” jobs. Thus, this creates a loophole in the industry.
To begin with, these kids are not equipped with the skills that are in high demand in the market. And in the “white color” job sector, there is a rat race. Every qualified candidate is competing to get the blue color job. And some of these candidates make it through.
Traditional Education System is Failing Your Kids!
So, the actual problem is not education. Whether or not you (or your kids) should attend a university is out of the question here. The actual question is: Who is to blame here?
Well. if you dive deep, you will reckon that the elephant is in the room that needs to be addressed: The traditional education system. It is simply not on par with the demands of the job industry.
Therefore, parents really need to grasp the demands of the job market. Most importantly, parents should know what their kids are passionate about. At the end of the day, if the job is not making them happy, it is of no good. And this is what career success is all about.
Thus, parents need to redefine “career success” and allow their kids to have access to all the available platforms. This way, they can be in a position to find a long-lasting career path that is fruitful for them in the long run.