IELTS Writing 12 Topics Sample #5/12 : Education 05

Nowadays, most people learn academic study in university, but others think we should be encouraged to learn vocational skills more.
Do you agree or disagree?

Nowadays, many young people prepare for their careers by studying at the university. But there are some people who think that some of these same students would be better served if they opted to learn vocational skills instead of academic skills. In examining this issue, it seems that both courses of training have their own benefits.

Traditional academic training can provide the education necessary for many professions, including teachers, doctors, and lawyers. With these professions, many years of academic training are necessary before a person can enter those professions.

On the other hand, academic education is not the best means of training for all professions. In some instances, on-the -job training offered by a vocational school or trade school will be more appropriate and valuable. This includes professions such as carpenters, electricians, plumbers and secretaries or administrative assistants. In many instances, this vocational training requires less classroom time than most academic training and on-the-job training is almost always a major component of vocational training.

In comparing the benefits of academic training with the benefits of vocational training, it is important to note that there is a place for both It is also important to point out that some people do not thrive in academic learning environments or professions, but they will flourish in a vocational school or trade school. So, we need to make young students aware that there are education options available to them other than just traditional academic education options. Those non-academic education options relate to many different professions which are required for a society to flourish. And these professions are better served with a trade school or vocational school education.