THE thought that young people with high academic qualifications are chasing low paid and low skilled jobs is certainly thought provoking.
Today there is certainly a culture for higher education with thousands of students making what they now view as the natural transition from A levels to universities and many choosing courses they think will be interesting without perhaps thinking too deeply about life beyond graduation.
That mindset will probably be changing quite rapidly with the introduction of tuition fees and the sobering realisation among students that they will be saddled with their educational debts for many years to come.
What is the point of going through all that if the job prospects at the end of it all are limited or, quite possibly, virtually non-existent?
With tuition fees comes responsibility for sixth form colleges and universities to make sure our young people are getting the best possible all-round advice into which course leads where and the ultimate chances of achieving work.
And it also means that universities must ensure their courses are fit for purpose and by that they need to fully meet the expectations of business, industry or commerce and their respective professional organisations.
Our young people are paying a heavy price for education so to do anything less would be letting them down.