More than a piece of paper
Where industry demands confident, resourceful and practical problem-solvers, cookie-cutter qualifications failed to deliver real outcomes. Educational institutions were focused on creating essay-writers, not process-builders, building siloed workplaces, not progressive workforces, and they were generating passive followers instead of shaping dynamic leaders.
Not only were the qualifications irrelevant, the training was inflexible, there was no consideration for past experience and the institutions didn’t allow students to access focused support or valuable mentorship.
Professionals just looking to formalise their experience were made to study alongside school-leavers and those that needed to study around a busy lifestyle were made to slice and dice their schedules to fit in ridiculous commutes and contact hours. There was no consideration for what you’d already learned, no interest in adapting the course structure to work with your lifestyle and no tolerance for anyone requiring extra support.