By 2025, 39 percent of jobs in California will require a college education, predicts a Public Policy Institute report. Many Californians won’t be prepared for health, biotech and information technology jobs, warns Mark Baldassare, PPI’s research director.
“The greatest challenge California is going to face . . . is having a sufficient college-educated work force for the 2020s,” he said.
. . . Meanwhile, “the group that is going to be the dominant population group . . . by the 2020s, Latinos, currently has the lowest college graduation rate of any racial or ethnic group,” he said.
A shortage of educated workers could drive business out of California, the report warns.