What’s the plan?
Just eighteen months ago the braintrust of the Liberal Party proposed “transforming” post-secondary education so as to meet the demand for trades and high tech jobs in the energy sector.
While the refurbishment of Point Lepreau proceeds full-speed (well, aside from delays caused by that little problem of faulty caps–produced by one of our own entrepreneurs who, I believe, is now in financial re-structuring mode), the fossil fuel hub is stalling out (see “Economic crisis could kill liquefied gas terminals plans; Energy Aside from Canaport LNG terminal in Saint John, economists anticipate all other projects to be ‘put on the back burner'” Telegraph-Journal, Tue 20 Jan 2009).
I can’t help but wonder where we would be if the government had proceeded with its brave new educational world.
Faulty premises = faulty system.
The just-in-time approach might work in the business world–although the world of business has nothing to crow about these days–but it should be avoided like the plague in education.