In my current course Work and Learning i…

In my current course Work and Learning in the ALGC program, we are discussing employability: its definition, the internal and external factors that influence an individual’s employability, the role of educators in teaching these skills and encouraging experiential learning, the role of educational institutions and training providers in collaborating with employers seeking skilled workers, and in turn, the overall economic implications. While the model of success-driven learning organizations like Lambda school may operate differently, there are similar government initiatives already in place such as in the UK, where they have raised the threshold and as of 2021 post-graduate students will not have to make payments toward their students loans until they are making more than 25,000 euros a year, and they have also reduced the maximum repayment period for these student loans. While the concept of “free” education may be attractive to prospective students and perhaps encourage more individuals to pursue higher education, the biggest concern lies within the quality of the education/training and whether or not it will effectively foster employability and the development of highly skilled workers in demanding sectors and facilitate economic growth within a nation.