The world we are living in is changing rapidly. The traditional approach to a successful career path has been, “do well at school, go to university, secure a good job and stay there till you retire.” As we all know, this is no longer the case. Many people who have a good education can’t find a job, or the job that they have studied for has become obsolete.
A quality education is important, however, we are seeing numbers of young people finish school or university with good grades, but are still not ready for life. There are key missing ingredients in their lives; things like self-leadership, character, endurance, patience, problem-solving, emotional intelligence and many other key soft skills.
Don’t get me wrong, I am not against education. (That’s why at VGY we facilitate degree programs for all our graduate students.) However, a degree should be seen as just one of the elements that will contribute to a holistic approach to developing the individual.