A new article by Allie Bidwell at US News & World Report digs into concerns over a massive, education-based employability shortfall less than 10 years from now:
As the economy continues to slowly recover and millions of job openings are expected to appear over the next decade, there is a growing call for more educated workers to fill those positions. But the current higher education graduation rate is stagnant, and the economy will face a shortage of 5 million workers with the necessary education and training by 2020, according to a study from researchers at Georgetown University.
This topic is a familiar one to Aspire readers; most recently, John LaBrie, dean of CPS, shared his perspectives on aligning higher ed curricula development with private sector expectations; in addition, we’ve touched on the employability and education subject in a post about the Center for American Progress’ report on “the unemployed generation” and in this infographic that looks at the number of adult professionals returning to college.
What do you think—do your future professional plans and goals include a back-to-school angle?