What do you expect to get from a post secondary education? A degree or certification? A job in your field that pays the bills? I think most of us would agree that those are a given, but more often we’re seeing students with huge debt loads that can’t find jobs in their chosen fields. Is it the job market, or the education received?
A former Western student is suing the university for not giving him the medical education that he paid for, resulting in three failed exams that would get him into his field of study. You can read the article here:
I have to agree with him. Both of my daughters went to local trade schools, one for hairdressing, the other for esthetics. During their time at school, there were teacher shortages, a lack of information and accountability on what was going on and internal financial issues from the head office. Both of my daughters did graduate and find good jobs in their chosen fields with little to no help from the school. One daughter wasn’t informed about how apprenticeships work, and is now battling with the College of Trades to be recognized.
Ironically, both of the schools have now closed, my eldest graduating from the final class in July of last year.
How do we keep educational facilities accountable for the tuition paid. Is there a guarantee that we’ll get what we pay for?