Wanted: College-educated workers

Despite the rise in college graduates — 38.5 percent of working-age adults have an associate degree or more —  employers will need 23 million more college-educated workers by 2025, predicts a Lumina Foundation study. But does producing more graduates guarantee productivity and prosperity?

Community colleges are “where the workers come from.”

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  1. Michael E. Lopez says:

    Wanted: College-educated workers.

    There. That’s better.

    • Michael E. Lopez says:

      Bah, strikeout tags don’t work in these comments. IMAGINE that the word “College” was stricken out in the above comment.

  2. Well, I would say that the term ‘educated’ workers makes more sense than college educated workers, plain and simple. Given that most college coursework has been watered down over the last 40 or so years, and with the amount of remediation that is seen today, I would say that ‘educated’ is the correct term.

  3. If they’re graduating from Westwood or Phoenix, it’s certainly no guarantee they will be qualified or competently trained for the workplace. And, with the debt and continued lack of marketability, they will, in fact, counteract prosperity.