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Poll: Do you think education properly prepared you for your career?

  • Yes
    44.4%
  • No
    11.1%
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Do you think education properly prepared you for your career?

  1. #1
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Dark Matter [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    The Learning to Lead report showed students and teachers think the second level education system is struggling to keep up with the needs of the working world.

    “If we want Ireland to continue to provide a talent pool for the innovative companies based here, as well as improve the prospects of home-grown businesses, we must think hard about what they will need,” Alastair Blair, the country managing director at Accenture Ireland, said.

    “We have a good education system in Ireland but, according to our report, there are challenges earlier in the education journey – particularly at second level – where the focus is more on aptitude than attitude,” he said.

    Keeping this in mind, we are asking Fora readers this week: Do you think education properly prepared you for your career?
    https://fora.ie/education-poll-5021090-Feb2020
  2. #2
    snab_snib African Astronaut
    education is for retards.
  3. #3
    Fox African Astronaut
    Fuck no
  4. #4
    Fox African Astronaut
    The modern education system is designed to create obedient workers not independent thinkers. That’s why most of school is just rote memorization and task repetition. It’s to prepare you for the assembly line.

    My job requires critical thinking and improvisation
  5. #5
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Dark Matter [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by Fox My job requires critical thinking and improvisation

    Are you a clown?
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  6. #6
    Fox African Astronaut
    Fun fact, the modern US education system was created by Rockefeller.

    I don't want a nation of thinkers, I want a nation of workers.

    -John D. Rockefeller
  7. #7
    Fox African Astronaut
    Originally posted by Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Are you a clown?

    I work for the government. So yes
  8. #8
    Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country Dark Matter [my scoffingly uncritical tinning]
    Originally posted by Fox I work for the government.

    My sympathies.
  9. #9
    Technologist motherfucker
    Yes, my education helped. Half of my classes were “hands on”, and done in a clinical setting.
  10. #10


    thread theme

    Dr. Peter Nigger Ph.D.
  11. #11
    Cheyes Tuskegee Airman
    At my school you can graduate with an "Individualized Studies" degree, which is like lol why didn't you just buy a house
  12. #12
    Lanny motherfucker
    Primary/secondary education? Hell no.

    Tertiary education? Eh, kinda. CS as vocational training for being a code monkey is strange. It's kind of the training you need to be highly valuable, but not the training you need to be basically economically productive. So if you go and grind out the nuts and bolts of code slinging on the side it's great, but if you don't or can't then it's close to worthless. I imagine the same is true for a lot of fields. Maybe like engineers manage to put a significant part of what they learn in school to use even at a low level but like if you go get a degree in economics or mathematics or something your dayjob probably connects to vanishingly little of your education until you get pretty far on.
  13. #13
    vindicktive vinny Black Hole (banned)
    the answer is both yes and no.

    education, low to high is a place of socialization, to foster connections with one another so that by the time you work your connected to the sons of those in power.

    just look at your presidents and the one they hire to prominent positions.

    and no if your just living in a small town and goes to non elite schools.

    are any of your school mates became somebody ?

    no ?

    aldra
  14. #14
    snab_snib African Astronaut
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny the answer is both yes and no.

    education, low to high is a place of socialization, to foster connections with one another so that by the time you work your connected to the sons of those in power.

    just look at your presidents and the one they hire to prominent positions.

    and no if your just living in a small town and goes to non elite schools.

    are any of your school mates became somebody ?

    no ?

    aldra

    before television, i don't think anyone would understand what you mean by 'becoming somebody'. since obviously everybody is somebody.
  15. #15
    vindicktive vinny Black Hole (banned)
    Originally posted by snab_snib before television, i don't think anyone would understand what you mean by 'becoming somebody'. since obviously everybody is somebody.

    thats like saying we are all making history.

    sure, but yours are histories that history will neglect to record.
  16. #16
    snab_snib African Astronaut
    Originally posted by vindicktive vinny thats like saying we are all making history.

    sure, but yours are histories that history will neglect to record.

    all you do is worry what other people think about you.
  17. #17
    aldra JIDF Controlled Opposition
    not really

    things like math, language and social skills are important to be able to integrate into society, but outside of those there's very little that's contributed to my ability to work.

    I never went to uni but a guy I work with now is doing a masters in computing or something and it's incredibly far below the web development work he does. He's literally getting nothing out of it but a very expensive certificate
  18. #18
    Sophie Pedophile Tech Support
    Originally posted by aldra not really

    things like math, language and social skills are important to be able to integrate into society, but outside of those there's very little that's contributed to my ability to work.

    I never went to uni but a guy I work with now is doing a masters in computing or something and it's incredibly far below the web development work he does. He's literally getting nothing out of it but a very expensive certificate

    If that's what passes for a master degree in Australia IDK what to tell you. I don't have a masters but my imouto has a bachelor in biopharmaceutical sciences and is doing a neuro oriented master. She had to learn R and Python just for the data science part of her education.

    I guess brains beats computers in complexity, but it won't be long now.
  19. #19
    vindicktive vinny Black Hole (banned)
    Originally posted by aldra not really

    things like math, language and social skills are important to be able to integrate into society, but outside of those there's very little that's contributed to my ability to work.

    I never went to uni but a guy I work with now is doing a masters in computing or something and it's incredibly far below the web development work he does. He's literally getting nothing out of it but a very expensive certificate

    you'll be so jelly of him when he becomes your supervisor because he went to the same U as your future boss.
  20. #20
    netstat Houston
    The work I do now has nothing at all to do with my formal education.


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