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  • darren
    April 11, 2013 - 12:34

    For Pete's sake ABE students, put your teeth in and put down the smokes down when the camera is on ya.

  • Jack
    April 11, 2013 - 12:19

    @Wild Rose....It's unfortunate that you didn't take advantage of more schooling in the past.You may have actually learned to spell and write proper English grammar.Go back to the wood shed and leave this discussion to the educated adults.

    • Wild Rose
      April 11, 2013 - 13:32

      I'll have you know that I do very well without all those elitist liberal university professors. I make over $160,000 beacuse i'm not afraid to work also I have a right to speak up. If the hippy / welfarfe crowd like you has a right so do I. I also believe in the rule of law and respect. If these people want to learn they can do it on there own dime not from my taxes.

  • Which "correct path" is that?
    April 11, 2013 - 12:00

    No one seems able to shed light on this "correct" path." I researched, learned my own mind, obtained a four year degree, then a three year trades certificate. All I've ever tried to do was meet the demands of industry and location, match myself to a suitable education. Three provinces later, here in the one waving it's arms most frantically over labour shortage and the career position I had secured has been handed to someone with a few months of seniority - could have been weeks, minutes even, and the outcome would have been the same. It sure doesn't seem to me like the volume of job opportunities or "the right path" are the only blockades to building a life here. Entitlement, simultaneous demand/contempt for learning and some therefore...medieval...hiring/retention processes seem to factor in too.

  • Wild Rose
    April 11, 2013 - 11:21

    I agree with Ed. Get a life loosers! The RNC should crack down on these malcontents litterelly. Arrest the ring leaders and the rest will run like cickens!

    • Juanita
      April 11, 2013 - 21:24

      Anyone who calls someone else a looser because they are trying to better themselves because they couldn't finish school due to illness; can't have anything better to do with their time and believe they are above so wove else! Shame on you!!

  • Dunderhead
    April 11, 2013 - 10:38

    The premier always compares us to other provinces like New Brunswick and how much they pay per head. Its apples and oranges to even suggest it. We live here and aren't land locked with other provinces. To simply say that is to ignore what students in the province are faced with. To use our geographics is absurd way to do nothing instead of actually showing some leadership. This is the traditional tory style of passing the buck. Maybe the premier herself could use one of the courses offered to enlighten her on such matters.

  • In The Hasseloff
    April 11, 2013 - 10:24

    I not only worry about students in Newfoundland and Labrador, but how are the students in Qatar handling these cuts? What were our connections and Why were over there away?

  • Ed
    April 11, 2013 - 09:53

    Get a life. We have close to the lest expensive secondary education in Canada, someone has to pay and the Newfoundland taxpayers are contributing enough for your education. The $30,000 to $50,000 you might owe after graduating is cheap considering the job opportunities you have available - if you carefilly selected your courses. After you graduate you will probably spend that much on a new car and be happy with your purchase.

  • Bob's Your Uncle
    April 11, 2013 - 09:51

    When are we going to step up and let this government know that we do not accept their gross mismanagement of the public purse? It is obvious that this government has lined it's pockets and is now taking it out on the backs of the most vunerable, seniors, students, public servvants and even our justice department who we all know deserve more funding not less.

  • John
    April 11, 2013 - 08:40

    Let's not forget that there were also drastic cuts to the support staff at the various CONA locations.These support staff are providing very important functions and many are out the door within the next few weeks with nothing.People seem to be only focusing on the cut courses and instructors, but many other people are involved in this ridiculous layoff scam.

  • Yadap
    April 11, 2013 - 08:21

    Kathy Dunderdale have thrown missile on the future of students.She doesn't know the importance education. We have to prostest reqularly .

  • Christopher Chafe
    April 11, 2013 - 07:35

    It's high time that both the university and College do a complete review of courses offered. After reading this article I am reminded of a young lady from Ottawa who was interviewed on Canada AM the morning of the Federal Budget. She was complaining about how little the government was doing to assist young people in getting well paying jobs across Canada. Perhaps she should have thought that a Masters in Midevil Studies would not be the correct path to take when she was going to University.

  • Fred Penner
    April 11, 2013 - 06:30

    If you can't get a student loan to do the ABE course then perhaps the student loan program can be expanded to accommodate your needs.