Tertiary level education is necessary for a successful life. As eschewed by, Dr. Eric Williams, the first Prime Minister of Trinidad and Tobago in the early 60’s, ‘The future of our nation lays inside the schools bags of our children.’ In those days it was very evident that the level of education in Trinidad and Tobago was little to none existent amongst the citizens. Therefore, it is fitting to say that a tertiary education is mandatory for a thriving life in today’s world. There are different levels of education namely, Primary, Secondary and Tertiary. Tertiary being the third and the highest level provides a more indebt wealth of knowledge as it is post-secondary education. Why is it important to seek greater schooling? Times are changing and a higher education will minister to great economic benefits such as decreasing brain drain, whilst increasing job stability and social factors.
Brain drain is the emigration of highly trained or qualified people from a particular country. Due to the lack of professionals at the tertiary level in the past, foreigners were imported to manage many entities and the majority of locals at that time held menial jobs all because of the lack of a higher level institutes. Having a tertiary level education would reduce the need to request external expertise. As certain fields would have trained professional within the country, so, there is no need to outsource the knowledge. This would be valuable as it would save the country money and increase the job stability as the entrepreneur is in demand for projects. Individuals that have a tertiary education attain the economic benefit of a meaningful job.
This job appears to be more interesting and allows freedom to make decisions at work. A wider range of work opportunities become available with a tertiary level education, as the skills learnt can be easily applied in different work settings which would not limit one, to a particular geographical place. In other words, they have many more work options, which helps stabilize their income in changing times. Every Society is driven by experts in their respective fields. These professionals are highly paid professionals who are mandated to grow their respective businesses and by extension the economy insure the economic growth of their country. In today’s world these executives are holders of at least one masters or professional degree.
Having this allows you to collaborate with people in a more prestige setting. There is also the appeal of having letters behind your name. The levels of employment by these executives are very intense but there rewards are great. Better salaries, bonuses, company car, housing allowance,and in general a better standard of living. Conversely though, societies also consist of obstinate people and they are of the opinion that tertiary level education is not imperative for a flourishing life. Many people believe that in order to get a superior job you need experience. Some of the billionaire business owners such as Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs did not attend tertiary education and their success was due to them learning from past mistakes and gaining experience. This then influences the youths of today’s world that a tertiary level education is not necessary.
In summation, the world has produced many successful and wealthy businessmen who do not acquire a tertiary level education, but by possessing a great deal of common sense and a positive attitude they were successful. Having tertiary level education tells the employer that the in individual has gone through certain disciplines and has the ability to learn more and progress. While in the workplace the people normally achieve success by a combination tertiary studies and experience.
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