Young people shun the well-paid jobs to go to uni

Enterprises and organizations of young people argue that the heavy emphasis in the college is the bias of the professional orientation of the young Australians who could be taking up a trade or vocational training.

A national study of 5000 students and parents uncovered serious flaws in the way educators prepare young people for their working lives — in a time of double-digit unemployment of young people across Western Sydney, as companies have jobs going begging.

The youth unemployment has reached 13.2 per cent in Parramatta, 11.6 percent in the southwest and 9.9 per cent in Blacktown.

A third said that school will be discouraged or not to speak of learning despite the national competition of the scarcity and high youth unemployment. The parents also said they were frustrated with the emphasis the schools placed on the college, at the expense of the vocations.

A small business owner Sarkis Akle is desperate to find workers for its three hair salons.

“The operations are struggling to attract applicants … there is a big emphasis on higher education, even when people are not suitable for it,” he said.

Skills Minister John Barilaro said that he wanted to “bust this myth” that a college degree was the preferred choice for a career.

“We have embarked on a campaign designed to change public perception of vocational education and training,” he said.

Second year apprentice Monique Khalifeh, of 19 years, took a degree in psychology at the university after being told “the barber is a go nowhere job”.

After six months, she decided to follow his heart, to apply for an internship in the Hair of Doctorate, and has never looked back.

She said: “When I left my studies to follow my passion and join the Hair by the Doctoral studies as an apprentice, I can honestly say that this has been the best decision I have ever made.

“Every day I am learning new skills and contributing to an incredible business in Parramatta, and I am very excited about my future here.”The cost of the completion of a university degree in Australia0:57

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