Record retirements and millions of unfilled job openings are making it hard for the economy to function.
The labor shortage is most pronounced in the Skilled Trades. Some 60% of all openings today are in the Skilled Trades and do not require a 4-year degree.
While awareness of the Skilled Trades and the numerous community college based CTE programs that help students prepare for them has grown, a majority of high school students still plan to go the 4-year degree route, which means that today’s high school and college-age students have largely tuned out the Skilled Trades.
With a large percentage of high school students planning to go to college, who will be left to take on the non-4-year degree work that is essential to keep society functioning?Read more
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