You see this from school age now. learn what we want to teach you, not what we can see you are good at, at one time teachers watched and saw what were your strong points and gently nudged you in that direction, now it's just a case of learn this or you are just thick and can't be helped.I absolutely believe this to be true in many cases. My son went to work for a large Cat dealership with multiple locations. When he hired on, my son was on fire to learn welding, and he had been doing a lot of aluminum welding at a company that repaired refrigerated trailers. The Cat dealership promised him that they would continue to teach him welding and help him to get certified. He would spout off welding terminology that would make my head spin. Fast forward a year or two and the dealership had him cross training to do mechanic work and less and less welding. Fast forward another couple of years and he was doing no welding and basically swapping parts out on machines at the dealership. The way I saw it, it was still a great opportunity, but for him, he really wasn't into turning wrenches like I am. Needless to say, the dealership never did anything to foster his love of welding, nor would they do anything to help him get certified. My son finally left the dealership for a better job. Now he doesn't weld or turn wrenches unfortunately..
Companies now employ people in management positions who have no knowledge of the business they are in and are just competent at writing a bullsh!t resume, the people doing the interviewing will believe it as it's what they did to get their position.
Companies need to reinstate promoting up through the company, so the people at the top have " been there, done that" and understand what's going off.