December 30, 2007

COLLEGE IS JUST A NATIVE BOONDOGGLE:

Employers prefer migrants to UK graduates (Caroline Gammell, 31/12/2007, Daily Telegraph)

Labour's drive to boost the number of people going to university has produced a generation of poor quality graduates who are being outclassed by migrants, business leaders have warned.

More British students are gaining degrees but they are still struggling with basic English and maths, leaving employers more inclined to recruit people from Poland and central Europe, it was claimed.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 30, 2007 9:26 PM
Comments

This has been going on for a long time around here. Employers prefer aliens, legal or illegal, to graduates of local schools. It seems newcomers arrive with the requisite skills to work and can learn to speak English adequately more easily than our native born graduates of local schools can learn the Protestant Work Ethic.

Some years back a spanking new regional technical high school was built with state of the art equipment designed to produce a well trained work force which would attract new business to the area.

After long discussions, it was decided by the pros in the edbiz that attendance would be voluntary. PS: It has never been at even half capacity with students, but I'll bet it’s fully staffed with faculty and administrators.

Posted by: erp at December 31, 2007 8:07 AM
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