In recent years, there has been an obsession on the part of many in schools, in government and in the media to push young people off to university. Doing this is self serving, rather than serving the interests of the many who would be better, and more happily placed doing other things. More practical things. Like an apprenticeship.
University? Or a trade?
The trend to push and to value the university option ahead of apprenticeships and trades careers is to be greatly lamented. In circumstances where this occurs, many young people with interests, skills and a passion for something more “hands-on”, are often made to feel their choices are second best; that apprenticeships leading to careers in the trades are what you fall back on if you don’t get in to university.
Emphatically, they are not second best!