The point is - the level of academia taught in most music tech "degrees" is barely A-level.
And that is the nub of the problem. In fact, I would go so far as to state that it is not even at A-Level standard. Most of those with a BSc (A Bachelor of Science, no less, just let those words roll about in your head, echo off the back wall - Bachelor of Science!) in Music Technology that I have come across, cannot read a circuit diagram or a sheet of music. i.e. no music and no technology involved.
Which begs the questions
(1) What the hell were they doing for three years?
(2) Weren't those two rather modest abilities a required skill for entry to the course?
(3) How exactly do these people propose to earn a living, if they can't edit from a score, can't fix a minor repair, can't rustle-up some cables quickly and can't even understand what the musicians are talking about half the time?
People, we are going to lose our industry, if this problem is not solved and solved quickly!