When I was a child we had TV shows on the in morning on channel 4 which taught kids about numeracy and spelling.
Why doesn't the BBC use the same approach with adults?
I see no reason the BBC couldn't broadcast a show teaching people basic skills which employers would appreciate. It doesn't have to be advanced, just enough to wet the appetite. It beats the hell out of strictly come
dancing sit idle in front the TV learning nothing.
Sure, most people wouldn't tune it but some people might and get the point. Kid's did, I did.
For example, a short course on programming and where to learn more (the internet). My girlfriend who has no ability in programming (or logical reasoning) managed to write a simple picture viewer by reading an MSDN article. It took her 30 minutes.
There is bound to be other fields that this would apply to.
I realize that some of these pointless shows create vast amount of revenue through advertising and sales to other countries but I think what is more important is getting people trained and into jobs at a low cost.
A lot of people don't realize that job training really is something you have to take a personal responsibility for rather than wait for the government to hand out jobs/training.
I thought about this after reading this BBC article http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20905415
Agree / Disagree ?
Thanks for listening.