Tuesday

Learning to do a job

I have just visited a vocational school in Zurich. The thing that struck me most was the information that students at it do not apply to the school. They apply to a company to employ them and then, when they have an offer, they will get a place at the school.

Most of the student are there from the ages of 16 to 20.

The area for learning about cars was terrific. It was full of ‘boys toys – engines, gear boxes, cut-away car parts and actual cars. It was easy to imagine that young men would be interested.
The people on that course would probably be employed by garages which maintain and repair cars.

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