Integrating education and industry
Education and job hiring should be integrated. We have a complicated endeavour - rocket science, food and industrial logistics, browser engines, search engines - people should be funelled into positions from school. No job interviews
Essentially hiring should be scientific - it should be based on numerical results and non discriminayory self report questionnaires.
Rather than schools and education systems being divorced from the hiring in companies or human endeavours, the school educated specifically for certain roles. So you might have a calculus math class but because you've applied for a mechanical engineering role you would take it but the set of classes you have is based on your target endeavour.
We funnel people into jobs. People don't have to look for jobs and companies don't have to look for people because there is a system in place to funnel people to endeavours.
You might have a class for a specific company where you train the students destined to that company for a particular skill needed by employees of that endeavour.
The Entreprecariat is designed for learned helplessness (social: individualism), trained incapacities (economic: specialization), and bureaucratic intransigence (political: authoritarianism).
Three diagrams will explain the lack of social engagement in design. If (in Figure 1) we equate the triangle with a design problem, we readily see that industry and its designers are concerned only with the tiny top portion, without addressing themselves to real needs.
(Design for the Real World, 2019. Page 57.)
The other two figures merely change the caption for the figure.
- Figure 1: The Design Problem
- Figure 2: A Country
- Figure 3: The World
Yes, well, it is almost done in Japan. Students do go almost directly to the enterprises and companies after graduation via something called shūkatsu (就活), whereby job is almost guaranteed, because the relationship usually starts way before their graduation, usually with internships a year before graduation, which are more like relationship building than usual internships.
However, only thinking about education and industry is too narrow. I think, there should be integration between:
Education = Industry = Entertainment, and I've described that here (section about schools and jobs).
I would love to see television programs about people working and exactly what they do in a day. And folloe a project to completion. Like documenting a business process. It would teach so many people.