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14 days ago by Elk Recruitment
College

Dropping out of College

There are many different paths one can follow to succeed in this world
and they all don’t follow the conventional routes of school, college then work.
  For instance, I left school, repeated my
leaving cert and did not get the points I needed, so I did a PLC course and
then started working.
  During the first
10 years of my working career I performed well, but found that lack of
qualifications and academic knowledge was holding me back from taking the next
step which I so deeply wanted to do.
  I
then went back to college and 17 years later completed a Master’s Degree.
  My brother on the other hand did his leaving
cert, got the points, went straight to college only to drop out 6 months later
deciding to do an apprenticeship, again he also returned to college and 11
years after leaving school, he has an extremely successful career and has just
finished his Higher Degree.

You see the most important ingredient in all of this is having the
desire and motivation to progress, the willingness to be the best you can be,
to see your weaknesses and improve. This moment of enlightenment happens at
different times for all of us, some are born ready and some later in life as we
mature or in my case directly as a result of a life experience.
  So although the traditional route of school
then college makes sense and is compulsory for some professions, remember it’s
not the end of the world if things don’t pan out that way for you.
  Follow your gut instinct as it will very
rarely put you wrong.
  Its also important
to point out that even though college may not be right for you now, academic
qualifications are vitally important to possess if even just for security.
  You may wish to drop out of college today but
at some point in the future when you are ready you will realise that you must
return out of necessity or passion, as knowledge is power!