Post-secondary is unbalanced

NANAIMO – There is too much emphasis on attracting young men into the oil, mining, construction, and gas industries

To the Editor,

There has been some recent celebration that women are outnumbering their male counterparts in universities, even up to three to one as in the University of Victoria.

I don’t see the reason to celebrate, though, because I think there is too much emphasis on attracting young men into the oil, mining, construction, and gas industries, which equates to a brain drain for the short-term prospects of resource exploitation.

We should balance out this deficit and stop obsessing on a phantom oncoming trade shortage and just encourage young men to be the leaders and innovators of the future like they have always been.

Holden Southward

Nanaimo