题目来源：2015 年 11 月 21 日大陆雅思大作文
In recent decades, it has become almost required for young people to go onto higher education at universities. Although it has long been a government objective to reach the current level of university attendance, there is a school of thought which says that the government is now educating too many young people to degree level and that those same youngsters in the job market, would be better promoted by a greater focus on vocational training.
Admittedly，some students are clearly suited to the academic route of a university degree, and if they have a particular career in mind which demands this level of qualification, then they should receive every encouragement to follow their chosen path. After all ， the university offers an academic experience ， with broad knowledge and basic skills to serve as the foundation for further learning and on-the-job training. However, some suspect that an academic education explores the theory and hypothesis but not necessarily practical, realistic or directly useful.
Therefore ， it seems to me that for some of students ， vocational training might be a better option . First of all, vocational training has a distinctly different educational focus as it is aimed at delivering practical, job specific skills, and by pursuing a technical-vocational education, different levels of courses should teach students the specialized and practical job-related knowledge and skills they need to know to perform a particular job role. Besides, learners are often more in-line with the job market needs leading to increasing employment. For example, in some Latin American countries, data show that at least in the graduate’s first years, technical graduates usually have better employment opportunities than university graduates, especially in the context of recent economic reactivation .
In conclusion, with inconclusive results over which type of education is better for lifetime success, I think much of it comes down to personal choice, career aspirations, and talent. However, we cannot ignore a fact that employers are increasingly requesting a greater element of vocational training be introduced alongside academic studies.
a school of thought 一种观点personal preferences 个人偏好academic route 学术路线qualification 资格水平
theoretical and hypothetical 理论和假设的东西encompass industries 超出商业范围扩大到产业in-line 内嵌的;嵌入的