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30-08-2011, 09:05   #1
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Over the next few years will everyone in Ireland under 30 have a degree.

Just wondering because my daughters and all her friends and acquittance's are going to college, no one appeared to be going in to any sort of training or getting a job and even those of her friends who did apprenticeships are going to college to top up their qualification to a degree.

So I predict that by say 2040 everybody under 30 in Ireland will have been to college. ( changed it a bit )

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Is that a good Idea and will it save Ireland

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You dont have a Degree?

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I only just got mine and I am just over 30!
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30-08-2011, 09:10   #4
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My sister-in-law's kids won't be getting degrees, and they'll still be under 30 in 2020.

Unless they buy them on the internet.
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Just wondering because my daughters and all her friends and acquittance's are going to college, no one appeared to be going in to any sort of training or getting a job and even those of her friends who did apprenticeships are going to college to top up there qualification to a degree.

So I predict that by say 2020 everybody under 30 in Ireland will have been to college.

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Is that a good Idea and will it save Ireland

Extrapolating from a small set of data (i.e my daughters and all her friends and acquittance's) to come to a conclusion on an entire generation of under 30's does not stand up to any scrutiny.

In other words your 'prediction' is almost certainly incorrect.
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Art degrees dont count
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Art degrees dont count
What about Arts degrees?
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Will there be anyone under 30 left in the country is probably a more relevant question.

We will educate them but we wont be able to employ them.
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acquaintances????
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My sister-in-law's kids won't be getting degrees, and they'll still be under 30 in 2020.

Unless they buy them on the internet.

Why not just say your brothers kids? or your neices & Nephews? Trying to distance yourself from these undesirables?
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Short answer - no.

As someone says above, you're basing your idea on a small sample. There arestill plenty of areas in the country where going to third level is the exception rather than the rule.

Also "degree" is a very generic term. Will there be a degree in housepainting, plumbing, professional golf?
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So I predict that by say 2040 everybody under 30 in Ireland will have been to college.
I doubt it, really can't imagine 4 year olds having a degree
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30-08-2011, 09:28   #13
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And another thing! all her female friend are doing an Arts type degree or a fine Art/design type course, all her male friends are doing engineering/ computers/ science type courses.
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Why not just say your brothers kids? or your neices & Nephews? Trying to distance yourself from these undesirables?
If they were my brother's kids I'd say my nephews and neices, but they're my wife's sister's kids.

Yes.

Prospective Employer: How do you feel you're qualified for this job?
Nephew-in-law: I got a 'A' in LC maths.
Employer: But it was at foundation level...
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My post was a bit tongue in cheek ( this is After hours )
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