Some really interesting findings are highlighted in this Irish Times article (based on a survey of 700 employers) which rates PLC/Further Education graduates as highly as college graduates –
“Graduates from apprenticeships and Post-Leaving Cert (PLC) courses are rated as highly as graduates from universities and third-level colleges, according to a major new study…& employers rate further education graduates slightly higher than college graduates in areas such as team-working, commercial awareness and entrepreneurial skills.”