Who needs higher education? All sorts of people from all walks of life can benefit from higher education.
It is quite a well known fact that many of the most well known and successful business CEO’s around the world did not get a college degree, but unless someone has the ability, drive and determination to be the next Bill Gates (dropped out of Harvard!) or emulate Richard Branson (dropped out of school!) then a higher education really will stand them in good stead. The ‘University of Life’ is all well and good, but many people don’t graduate from that very successfully either.
The world is advancing technologically at an alarming rate, and there are many more people than there are jobs, so in order to not only keep up with, but to stand out from the crowd and have a good chance of securing a good job with prospects, then a higher education is an absolute must.
Vocational Higher Education
For many people the image of higher education is college students, young people, the cream of the crop, wandering around University campus with a long striped scarf and a pile of books. Well, this is not the only type of higher education available, especially for students who are less academically inclined, there is a great opportunity to enroll in vocational higher education and train for a particular job or trade. The more qualifications and experience you have, the better your chance of employment in your chosen field and much of the training is usually ‘hands on’. There are a wide variety of options for vocational higher education, and courses vary between the states, but will include:
- Hair Dressing
- Beauty Therapy
- Building and Construction Work
- Auto mechanic
The list really is endless, and once a career path has been chosen it’s certainly worthwhile to find out what is available in each particular area.
Higher Education in Performing Arts
There are opportunities also, for the next Jennifer Aniston or Johnny Depp to receive higher education in performing arts. Singing, drama, acting, or maybe ‘behind the scenes’ film making can all be studied at various schools and colleges.
- Dance School
- Drama School
- Circus School (yes, you can learn all the tricks of the Big Top)
- Music School
Much of this training is practical, and although there are usually plenty more applicants than there are places available, it is certainly an option for anyone with their sights set on the stars.
Re-training Higher Education
Higher education is not just available for school leavers, and there are plenty of people who, for whatever reason, left school with little or no education and have decided that they really want to learn a trade. Job re-training is high on the government’s agenda, as it also helps to ‘bridge the gap’ on the many trades and professions which find themselves short of skilled workers, and helps previously unskilled workers into full time employment.