Following my last post about what's the point of studying the humanities, and the issue of employment skills, this video makes my point for me nicely.
It's worth watching all the way through, but - health warning - it has a vibrant sound track. The relevant bit starts at 40 seconds in, and discusses how jobs are changing. We don't know what jobs we will want skills for in ten or even five years time. So what the economy needs is people who can think and who know how to learn what they need for new jobs. Sounds like good OU graduates to me.
(There's an update by somebody different at: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ILQrUrEWe8 but it's not so relevant for my purpose and the theme tune isn't nearly so funky.