First steps in the Army

It was not a good thing to cheat on the eye test.  I really wanted to get into the Army. Not because I am the warrior type but because it seemed like a good idea at the time. But I did cheat on the eye test. My right eye is all wrong and I see … Continue reading First steps in the Army

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Apprentices and a quantum change in education.

The 1973-75 economic recession affected most of the Western World. The unemployment rate, in Australia, which had bounced along just under 2% of the labour force for all the years since the war, suddenly jumped in 1973 to over 2.5%. By 1975 it had reached 4.9% and has continued since then with numbers ranging from … Continue reading Apprentices and a quantum change in education.

Working at the Commonwealth Employment Service. pt two

A Unique Personal Education. pt 2 Training Institutions focus on skills that lead to jobs. Schools focus on general education. What I learned in my years at the Commonwealth Employment Service was the need to keep both things in focus. I was sent in to work at the Careers Reference Centre. This was the next … Continue reading Working at the Commonwealth Employment Service. pt two

Working at the Commonwealth Employment Service. pt one

A Unique Personal Education. pt 1 The next step along the winding road toward becoming a full-time teacher was to leave the factory floor and head on back to the Employment Service. When I turned up for my first interview after the factory job I was ushered into the Manager's Office. The Manager was a … Continue reading Working at the Commonwealth Employment Service. pt one