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"Ultimately we will all be doing PhD's, with the only vocational orientation being the theory of how to administer and manage the dole office."

"I have employed many college, university and TEC graduates and have found that they are generally institutionalised, overeducated, one-dimensional characters who for the main part have a chip on their shoulders because they feel as graduates they should automatically be placed at a management level. However, in reality, this is rarely the case."

"...these skills cannot be taught in an academic context. A good erection manager needs a lifetime of experience."

Experience needed in construction - Steelwork Inspector

"We increasingly have a situation where younger members of staff (now below 35) cannot solve practical problems."