Is Skill Acquisition of any importance? Skill is very important in the life of every citizen. The reason why many technicians earn more than some university graduates is because the technicians acquire more skills than the theories that the graduate were fed with when they were in the universities. It can take you to places that you do not expect you will ever find yourself.
Skill acquisition is the ability to be trained on a particular task of function and become expert in it. It is a pity that there is “huge parading” of unemployment in many part of the world today. This hot potato (current issue under discussion, unemployment) is giving many youths in different parts of the world sleepless nights. It is one of the causes of rapid growth in crimes in many parts of the world. But do you think that there is any relationship between someone who has acquired skill on how to perform a specific job and make money from it and unemployment? The answer is no because the skill he has already acquired can always speak for him or her.
There are many people who are making their money full-time because of what they have already acquired. They do not even stress themselves much before they are able to make their cool cash. This is so because they are experts in what they do and the services they render is easy and yet make it big.
Today, there are many unemployed graduates in the world. One of the problems of the education system of Africa is that it lacks imparting of skills on the students.
The most number of unemployed is found in Africa Continent. According to International Labour Congress, in 2013, Africa had the highest unemployment rate. The truth remains that the major causes of unemployment among these vibrant youths is lack of skill to back up what they learnt from their institutions of learning.
Skill is like key used in opening door of fortune. As water is essential to human life; so is skill needed the life of every serious minded human being. Skills can do a lot of great work in the life of every living soul. Lack of skills is a major cause of corruption.
The importance of skill acquisition includes:
- Diverse job opportunities
- Employment generation
- Effective function
- Crime reduction