Two Million Job Vacancies in the U.S.: Only the Highly Skilled Need Apply
- Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:42
- Published on Tuesday, 19 July 2011 19:42
Even at a time of high unemployment, there are over two million jobs that require a high level of skills, but those jobs are languishing unfilled in America. Please see the following video from 1:41 to 2:05 featuring Sec. of Education Arne Duncan: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e7ob1AfM1Dg
The implications for America are profound. The same video provides an interview with Xerox CEO Ursula Burns from 2:05 to 2:25. If companies cannot find highly skilled workers here in the U.S. then those corporations will look to produce elsewhere.
The high school degree is obsolete. It does not provide a passport to a secure future as it has for past generations. Post-secondary education (technical/vocational certification, two-year degrees, and four-year degrees) are the way forward.