Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? Colleges or Universities should offer more courses to prepare students for the future before they start working.

In the last century, education and training have played a significant role in modern people’s lives by conveying knowledge of one era to another. These are necessary for improving life, profession, and so on because society is becoming more sophisticated constantly. Therefore, most people spend a lot of time in schools and universities, expanding their awareness. With that being said, some people believe that students should pass extra courses which prepare them for the work environment; however, in my opinion, they do not need to enroll in additional classes to prepare for the workplace. In what follows, I will elaborate on my viewpoint by providing specific reasons and examples. First and foremost, students usually are trained in theoretical instead of practical courses in academic environments, whereas practical courses are necessary for finding a job. In fact, owing to passing mandatory courses in early university, students will learn about their major concepts. In this case, some optional and experimental credits in later terms will complete their understanding of their field of study, which is adequate to enter workplaces. On the other hand, companies often recruit graduates with hands-on experience, which they do not gain in academic places entirely. So, enrolling in extra credits does not add any extraordinary skill to start an occupation. Take my personal experience as a compelling example. A couple of years ago, I remember that my university offered two plans for graduating in my last semester. One was enrolling in an extra class about the construction of steel buildings which prepares students to get a job as a civil engineer; the other required only compulsory credits for graduating. I chose the latter alternative, but my classmate selected the first option. After three months, I could find a position as a trainee and gained some work experience in steel construction which helped me take on a career. At the same time, my classmate was still in university without any work experience, which is essential for hiring. Had I taken the additional course in the last semester, I could not have participated in the internship and obtained some useful skills for getting a position.
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