In this article, I want to talk about the importance of education while looking for a job. I would be sharing a fantastic story about a teacher and how he could bring change.
Let’s read through the article and understand how critical education can be in our day-to-day lives.
Page Contents Education and Its Impact on employment Story The vast definition of education Five Major Role of Education in Employment The Conclusion
Education And Its Impact On Employment
Japan has gained immense popularity due to its manufacturing sector, and the products produced by the country compete with the best in the world.
But before the technological revolution began in Japan, it was famous for its eating style.
Japanese people would usually have meals made of rice or noodles, which are to be eaten by chopsticks, a culture widely followed throughout the country.
Let’s understand this with the help of a story.
The New Teacher
The scene relates to a top-rated engineering school in japan, where a new teacher came in to teach maths to the Class but ended up teaching them the value of education.
Mr. Heung was a young man who had qualified from the same school and went up to become one of the most prominent teachers of the subject.
Undisciplined Class and lack of interest
Upon his entrance, Mr. Heung found the Class to have a rowdy environment; the students didn’t pay the deserved heed to the teacher and kept on with what they were doing.
“please pay attention to the board, or you’ll be punished,” it was after multiple requests from the teacher that the students paid him attention. Still, the lack of interest was visible on their faces.
The Idea To Change
Mr. Heung took no minutes in recognizing their disinterest, and his wisdom gave him an idea about what the children lacked.
He believed that the children weren’t bored of the subject but were bored of the education system, mainly because of their inability to judge the importance of education in developing, nurturing, and completing every aspect of your life.
He planned to give them a lesson that they would never forget.
The Noodles And The Chopsticks
Mr. Heung completed his lecture that day and ordered the school management to provide him with some bowls of noodles and chopsticks for the next day.
On the next day, Mr. Heung entered the Class and observed a similar atmosphere as the last day.
It took some minutes for the bowls of noodles to arrive, and they were settled at a table. The children had their mouths filled with water as the smell of the flavors odour of the noodles.
Kids And The Noodles
Mr Heung asked the kids to eat the noodles without touching them with their hands; students took their time but could not figure it out anyway.
Mr. Heung then placed the chopsticks on another table and asked the students to race to get the chopsticks.
The students ran towards the table, and some of them picked up the chopsticks while some were left empty-handed.
Those who got the chopsticks were allowed to eat while the others waited for a lot more time, after which they were also entitled to have the meal.
The Lesson To Value Education
The students were confused at Mr. Heung’s behavior until one of them broke the silence by asking the teacher what he meant from this practice.
Mr. Heung found the children more attentive than he ever could, and he knew that his mission succeeded.
He started by saying, consider this practice as your life, the noodles as your employment/life success, and the chopsticks as education.
As soon as you gained the chopsticks, getting access to live’s success becomes more comfortable, while those who failed to get an education were deprived of it.
Although those who did not have the chopsticks eventually gained access to the noodles but the noodles were dried, cold, and only not the best.
The Eternal Piece Of Advice
Although the story was a lesson for the students, it is no lesser piece of advice. The information simplifies education’s significance in bringing and helping you maintain a more comfortable and more successful life.
Although some of you might point out that most of the millionaires did not become wealthy, doing a job and education is not a business necessity.
The Vast Definition Of Education
While the argument would have stayed valid if education was only what you think it is.
Education covers a horizon above and below the planet; it includes everything inside, on, above, and beyond what we can imagine.
Education refers to going to school until the 10th and pursuing college until the 12th; it puts all efforts into getting into a respected and popular university to get a job.
Although the latter statement is true, it is part of the vast and expanded definition of education.
Thomas Jefferson- Philosophy
“To penetrate and dissipate the clouds of darkness, general minds must be strengthened by education”- Thomas Jefferson.
The 3rd statesman of America was a man of great wisdom; he believed in attaining knowledge and diversifying his abilities into multiple fields.
During his prime time, he was considered one of the most prominent diplomats and an excellent architect, philosopher, and lawyer.
The statement for the statesman came at a time of great national distress. America was suffering at the hands of the British, racism was peaking, and general people were the cause and suffered the consequence of terrorism.
The Hovering Clouds of Darkness
This quote is held to the day, mainly because it has been more than two centuries, and we have still not given education the level of importance it deserves.
Even if we limit the definition of knowledge to the economic benefits it brings, we would yet have plenty of positives to keep on track with a significant educational flow.
According to a general estimation, it has been calculated that around 30% of the employed countrymen have studied an undergraduate program or more.
In contrast, the majority has studied lesser than it, while 25+% have a grade five or lesser qualification.
Despite having a small share of the working population, 30% of qualified people are paid around 80% of their overall salaries.
It can be perceived that gaining education shapes your profile, helps you develop a better character and personality, and helps maintain a good lifestyle.
“Once you start making an effort to wake yourself up- that is more mindful in your activities- you start appreciating life a lot more”-Robert denier.
Now let me share the role of education in employment and the growth of our society.
Five Major Role of Education in Employment
1. People with High Education Get Handsome Salary
University graduates earn significantly more money throughout their lifetime than those with only high school education or primary education.
According to the Times of India, an engineer with excellent command over his skill enjoys a salary of $300 to $1000 per month with an experience of 1-2 years in India.
On the other side, A candidate who holds a matric degree would hardly earn $100 monthly. Not only that, but numerous tech companies such as Google, Microsoft, and Apple pay thousands of dollars to their employees.
Suppose you are also looking to secure a job at Apple or Microsoft. In that case, you should have excellent command over skills and be a University graduate so that you earn 7 to 10 times more than a candidate who is only a high school graduate.
2. Greater Chances of Promotion & Enjoys Higher Grade
Being a University graduate provides excellent bits of help in achieving huge milestones such as being promoted in a shorter period while working as an employee in a firm.
According to a UK survey, 7 out of 10 high school graduates are promoted to a higher grade or level within twelve months after joining.
Similarly, In India, Private companies also prefer to encourage the University graduate student. In contrast, the others with a diploma in their respective field have to wait for a long time.
The main reason behind this is the graduated candidates have in-depth knowledge in their fields, and their skills are unmatchable to diploma holders.
Make your high school degree an utmost priority, So, you’re less likely to struggle with unemployment and getting Promoted.
3. Gives a Healthier & Happier Lifestyle
Do you know Education and Employment have helped millions of people live a healthier and happier lifestyle?
A more nutritious and Happier Lifestyle is when you have access to all the basic needs required considering access to health & Medicine and other needs.
According to a recent study, most developed countries focused on providing Employment opportunities to their people to achieve a healthier and happier lifestyle.
Iceland, a country in Europe, has an employment rate of 76%, and the literacy rate for 2018 was 99.00%. That’s how focusing on education and employment could lead to an improved lifestyle.
4. Boost Self-Esteem & Confident
When you spent your years learning and graduating from a High School, you will find a big difference in yourself compared to the one who is only a School graduate.
You would be more confident, and your self-esteem shall be on a boosted level after completing these college years.
It will give you a fairer advantage during your application process for an Interview as you will feel more confident, which results in higher chances of securing a job.
Higher education helps you become more professional in your domain.
5. Improves Skill Set
Skills play a crucial role in achieving the desired job. You get the chance to gain the best gifts during your final graduating years because of a better understanding of your interests and talents.
Recent researches have quantified that the most successful people at jobs put effort into improving their higher education skills.
There are numerous ways to enhance your skills, For Instance, Joining professional development courses etc.
I have already shared some easy ways to get free education in my previous article.
Improving your Skills would furnish your resume, which is most likely to help you get a job.
“Opportunities don’t happen; you create them.” — Chris Grosser
Currently, only 46% of graduates are employable in India. The number is too short compared to other states such as Israel and the United Kingdom, but we are far ahead of other countries such as the Philippines and Afghanistan.
In the last few years, the number has dramatically improved by 2-3%, but this isn’t where we stop our journey. We need to focus on increasing this rate so that every citizen of the State “India” enjoys a better lifestyle.
The first step we need to take to increase the employment rate is Making Higher Education Accessible for every student so that every graduate can find a job.
Our responsibility, including me, every citizen, and Government, to take a step forward.
“The future depends on what you do today.” — Mahatma Gandhi.
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