City Views | Should more young people be encouraged to take up vocational training?

A MO

A MORENO
ARTILLERY ARCHITECTURE & DESIGN

I think it depends on the type of work. The art and design industry and architecture need skilled and experienced individuals, so apprenticeships and more focused learning can be helpful. But there are some jobs where you need the extra education from university.

SUSIE SEARLE

I strongly believe that it is more important to learn skills and gain as much experience as soon as possible.

It's more important to be out there working rather than staying at home or going to university, which is all partying and alcohol now.

LISA BUCKFIELD
BELLARMINE LTD

Apprenticeships are always a positive thing and having more trained individuals is always beneficial – not only for the companies but also for themselves, as more experience can only be a good thing. There should be more companies taking students on.

These views are those of the individuals above and not necessarily those of their company