We, as teachers, should explain the attributes of the various pathways open to students be it a year off, a job , TAFE or university study. All have advantages for the people in our care. The reason you have choseb a TAFE pathway initially does not preclude them from going to Uni at a later date. Conversely the opposite is also true. We need to enjoy what we do and often we need different experiences to clarify this sense of enjoyment/ purpose.