The purpose of this paper is to consider whether secondary school education is adequately preparing young people for entering into the workplace.
The paper seeks to match the expectations of the employee with the qualities which might be expected in school‐leaver appointees.
The paper suggests there are gaps, but accepts that to date this has not been challenged. Recommends consideration of some components for bridging this area.
Implementation would require some new thinking of teaching and presentation, but the benefits could be significant.
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