16 thoughts on “It’s A Mismatch!

  1. ForFecksSake

    Skills are acquired in various ways not just formal education so this is crap. Having an degree doesn’t mean you have particular set of skills it means you paid your fees to the college. (I have two degrees).

        1. mildred st. meadowlark

          Not at all! It’s made me rather a popular bedfellow, if you must know.

    1. Kolmo

      Honours Arts Degree, 4 Languages, Business Diploma – working in Engineering for 15 years…willingness to adapt and learn is far more useful than purely a degree, and having an interest. is half the battle. The current inexplicable push to privatise 3rd level education will eventually cheapen it’s already falling standards to the point of uselessness.

  2. Jake38

    Can anyone explain what damning indictment of the capitalist system BS would like us to take from this?

    1. Dόn 'The Unstoppable Force' Pídgéόní

      It can certainly have a negative effect on mental health so let’s not get too sniffy about a simple infographic

  3. irishstu

    If you go with their premise that skills=education, isn’t this more a measure of people who have less than or more than the required skills for their job?

    1. Mickey Twopints

      It’s not even that useful. It’s a measure of the level of education (in four bands: None to Junior Cert, Junior Cert to post-secondary, tertiary) of the *average* worker in a particular occupation. It tells us nothing about *required* skills.

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