Training programmes that lead to certificates should be more strictly controlled, says an article in Jiangnan Times. An excerpt follows:

  Some certificate or other seems to be a must for all job applications. This has caused the recent mushrooming of the training programme industry, from which many companies are making large profits.

  But many of these training programmes only teach students how to pass the relevant examinations to obtain a certificate. Many do little to improve the educational level of the public, being about nothing more than the pursuit of a scrap of paper.

  While gaining further skills is a worthwhile pursuit, some training programmes have become merely a tool for making money. Whether participants learn from their classes and improve their skills or not is of no interest to some of the organizers.

  When a manager of a State-owned enterprise is sought, for example, practical experience and achievements are taken into consideration, not just which certificates he or she once obtained from an obscure management training programme.

  Relevant departments should work out regulations to clamp down on training programmes that do not provide quality education.

  《江南时报》上一篇文章说,各种证书培训课程应加强严格控制。

  一位专家指出:某些证书似乎成了应聘工作的必备之物,这使得近年来各类培训疯长,许多公司从中牟取了巨额利润。

  但实际上,许多培训课程仅仅是教给学生如何通过相关考试进而获取一纸证书,对于提高公众的受教育水平却没有什么效果。

  提高技术水平是一项很有价值的追求。而某些培训组织机构只把这些培训课程当作赚钱工具,根本不考虑学员是否学到了东西、提高了技能。

  比如,在某国有企业招聘经理时,他们会考虑实际工作经验和实际取得的成就,而不仅仅是应聘人员是否曾获得某不知名的管理培训课程的证书。

  相关部门应制定法规,控制那些更本不能提供素质教育的培训课程。