Less Summer Jobs to Prepare for College Education

Kids today won’t do summer jobs like the way it used to. An experienced Patrick Doyle earned his first real paycheck at Oregon’s Timberline Lodge, later known as a setting in the horror movie “The Shining”.

Patrick Doyle was a busboy. It didn’t pay him that much but the experienced and lessons he learned was priceless which served him for years as he rose to become the CEO of Domino’s, the pizza delivery giant.

“I grew up that summer, ” he says.

Show up on time, dress properly, treat customers well.

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As summer 2017 begins, America’s teenagers are far less likely to be acquiring the kinds of experiences Doyle found so useful. Our teenage rite of passage, the summer job is vanishing.

Economists and labor market worried that the falling teen employment will deprive them valuable work experience and of opportunities to encounter people of different ethnic, social and cultural backgrounds.

However, teenage and parents are increasingly aware of the value of college education. As of now, more kids are spending summers volunteering or studying, to prepare for college and compete for slots at competitive schools.

This is how new generation works. Kids are more concern on the improvement of grades at school or should aim to pass into a highly competitive schools.

The demands of college education depends on the student’s knowledge and not on their skills. It is quite good for some reasons but students shouldn’t forget how to manage skills in doing jobs.

Achieving good at school and being a competitive one is not a bad idea at all. Since the competition nowadays are crucial in terms of education. On the other hand, students also must learn the skills in working at least the basic one. It is better to combine the two factors in education. The knowledge and the skills.

There student’s who will excel on a knowledge based performance like good in memorization, researching, data analyzing and more. However, there are students that learn more using their skills, especially base on experiences.

Better to expose students on both factors (knowledge and skills) and let them decide or determine where their enthusiastic go. Never to hinder what they like and love to do in terms of learning and for education.