“My friend tried to enroll in the Ontario Government’s “Second Career” program. Ridiculous – all this program did was to create some well paid jobs for a few government workers administering it, and a lot of profit for the private companies contracted out for the program.”
She was told to go to one private assessment firm to fill out paperwork and an interview, then another one to do the exact same thing, then ANOTHER one for pretty much the same thing, then some inane class for retards on resume writing, then ANOTHER interview and assessment doing the same thing….and on and on.
Each step of the way was some private “career assessment” company the government contracted out to who really didn’t do much. Each of these places, I later learned, have big-money contracts with the government (our tax money) and basically do nothing. The money was SUPPOSED to be for paying for education of workers, instead the government workers and private contractors have stolen all of it for themselves.
But really, I never trust the Ontario government when it speaks about education, and here’s why: There exists a policy that they are terrified leaks out to the public, and that policy is called “anti credentialism” in its own hiring practices. What does this mean? It means that the Ontario government BANS the requirement or consideration of any education in its own hiring of staff.
NO university degrees. NO college diplomas. NO high school. Now how serious can a government be about educating anyone when it itself does not recognize education? Maybe that’s why this province is run the way it is! And there are strong forces within the government that have benefited from it and they will fight tooth and nail to keep education out of the Ontario Public Service.
The Ontario Government has no respect for education whatsoever, much less any interest in retraining people.
IF ANYONE HAS ANY INFORMATION ABOUT THIS “ANTI-CREDENTIALISM” CRAP FROM THE ONTARIO GOVERNMENT PLEASE SEND ME A MESSAGE TO JACK.AUGH AT GMAIL.COM