My daughter just came back from her old college where she had been asked by them to attend to request a letter confirming her leaving date. The letter is required by the Job Centre and you would expect it is a common request by ex-college students. She was told it would take up to 2 weeks to have the letter issued. Considering that fact that the letter is usually required by other bureaucrats to allow some to for example, sign on as unemployed, you would think they would have their act together.
Though that did surprise me, my own experience with the same college and one I attended some years ago in Birmingham should have acted as fair warning. In the college sector there seems to be a major problem with technology and people. What worries me more is that these same institutions are supposed to be preparing our children and those of us looking to improve our current employment status for the future and let's face it, they don't set a wonderful example and fail miserably.
With the government swinging the axe left, right and center, one has to wonder how bad does it have to get until someone gets the hint that this sector needs not only money - but a good damn shake-up otherwise England is soon going to be a third rate education country.
[First published on my Talking2Myself blog on specified date]