A little while ago, in 07 in fact, the fed gummit decided that the abolishment of Technical schools was a bad thing, what with the lack of trades people and all, the screaming of potential employers about kids coming to them with NO FUCKING IDEA how to turn a welder on, Start up a lathe without the fkn CHUCK key still in it or Mitre a piece of timer without asking ” Is that the Mitre tavern” or fkn what.
I’ll confess, I went to a technical school, it was considered very uncool to head on over to the HIGH SCHOOL, THATS FOR FKN GIRLs and PANTY WAISTS…you would not be caught dead over there IN MY DAY.
I must admit, some did go, it was really for those who did not wish to do any trade based education and thats fine now. Sure, being a Full tech, we also had all the usual academic mind classes of sorts, Biology, Maths pure and Applied and all the other little ones ya memory is now prolly telling you about. Well here is another…It wasn’t VCE when I went throught..it was TOP, the equivalent to VCE or HSC as it was over at that poncy school with the girly boys.
But thats not what has pissed me off. It was bad enough that the fkn tools in government decided to ROLL tech into TAFE..what a fkn joke that was, but it did die off and lots, i mean lots off kids who would quite possibly have taken up a trade went dow other paths, found they didnt like it and thus, upon entering the work force received plenty of abuse and scorn at not being able to do what I consider for a tradie or apprentice wannabe as the fucking basics.
Dont put the spinning head of the BIG FKN 9 FKN INCH grinder onto the ground..YES..it will take off, yes it does generate its own very fkn nasty centrivical force and YES…I HAS NOW SEVERED YA FKN LEG!.
OH…when ya sytatt the lath with the chuck key in it, it throws the fkr a mile..does punch a hole in the teachers head or his ute…hmmm.
OH..Gee wiz, now that the oxy hand piece has gone out with a loud pop and co’s I dont have spark / flash arrester on it I should shut it off before something really fucking nasty happens..um..OH yes, thats right, welding on steel plate out in the open when it WET is NOT a good thing to do, Drills will grade and snap ya fucking wrist and ..AND..OH yes, I can’t see anything now, but I guess safty glasses when using a bench grinder are the go hey…
Anyways. They built and opened across the country these swanky state of the fucking art technical colleges, arranged for local big and small businesses to be on the BOARD and integrate with the kids for work placement, school based apprenticeships and so forth which was fucking brilliant.
We the received a call, actually i was told by the eldest……THEY ARE CLOSING THE TECH SCHOOLS…”WHAT THE FUCK”, they just fucking built them, turns out he was close.
Whats actually happened is the FED gummit has stopped FUNDING the TECH colleges , so in the case on one i know..and this applies across the board as far as i have been able to glean, they have affiliated themselves with universities or tafe colleges and raised the fees from 200 per student per year to 1000 dollars per student per year, plus the usual books and clothing etc.
Now some will say a grade is fuck all, but lets remember a lot of the tradies come from a lower socio economic background and that simply just the way it is, other dont, but the fkn counter sways towards the former and not the fucking latter.
So how do you thing, a family thats earning 60K a year with three kids, two of which want to go to tech can cough up 2K…IT AINT GUNNA FUCKING HAPPEN.
WHAT fucked me off eight fucking ways from christmas is those cock sucking spin doctoring fucking muppet heads air thieving fucking wankers in parliament in Canberra. the FUCKWAD CENTRAL of politics have done all this opn the sly. THEN also, you hear , or REMEMBER the EDUCATION REVOLUTION SPEACH..from Blond boy, has his hand on his WONDER FUCKING TOY RUD BOT BOT and you go WTF..hows that work
This one has been sly, underhanded and kicks the fuck outta people who do need assistance, its gunna shrink the flow of TRAINED, thats sorta trained persons going for apprenticeships and place an additional strain on the workplace as they enter with sweet fuck all of an idea on whats going on.
Canberra really have done it this time,. I noticed NOTHING HAS BEEN SAID ABOUT THIS..its all been kept really fucking quiet. FUCKING ARSEFUCKERS!..