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Thursday, 1 December 2011

Vocation - a rant.

Lots of young adults can't find jobs at the moment.

According to Professor Alison Wolf of Kings College, London, one of the main reasons for this is that they lack the vocational skills they need.

And what vocational skills might these be?

Well, according to Professor Wolf (and she's produced an independent review into the matter) by far the most important vocational skills for young people are in English and Maths.

You know, that's such a deeply sensible and revolutionary conclusion that I feel inclined to weep with relief and gratitude.

Let's hope lots of people are listening.

Word To Use Today: vocation. This word comes from the Latin word vocāre, to call.

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