Sandell’s research reveals that only some graduates have enough skills to fit the positions available. The rest of people have a choice either to work for free or to be jobless. Companies in Canada do not think that on-job training in important; moreover, they do not want to pay money to young applicants. Internship programs allow them to have free labor; in terms of market economy it is a great benefit for them. For young people internship programs are very discouraging because they have to work for free or they will never be paid even the entry level salary.
One more important point mentioned in the research is that employees fully rely on education in cases when they want to employ only well-skilled and young employees (Sandell). In most cases the skills required by the employers can be gained only in job practice. Only young people suffer from this situation. They often pay money for education and go into debt with the hope that they will get sustainable employment after the graduation. In Canada, companies underestimate their roles in training for youth; the same industry in the USA is much better developed. To add to the point, hiring practices are often out-of-date and irrelevant.
One more contributor to the issue of unemployment is education. Currently, the system of education in Canada is trying to prepare students to the world competition by removing anything human from this process. The upcoming reforms and changes in campuses are aimed at increasing control and limiting freedoms students have. Increased tuition fees only support the system of hierarchy and division of common people from the elite. All these reforms in education only make the problem even more terrible. As Sears & Cairns mention, all these changes are crafted to make students abandon their hopes and unrealistic expectation concerning their future life. However, all