What Employers Say about College Graduates’ Job Preparedness

James Rovira

Many of the debates surrounding higher education in the United States today result from tensions between expectations for colleges to provide a traditional university education with expectations for colleges to prepare students for the job market. In other words, colleges and universities are caught between the need to provide what is truly higher education with the need to provide vocational training.

At one time the difference between a university education and a vocational education was clear-cut and specific, but the costs of colleges are rising, along with student indebtedness, and the job market has been very slow for a number of  years now, so it’s reasonable for students to be concerned about employability after college.

It’s also reasonable to be concerned because a college degree has long been sold to students as a pathway to a better life. That sales pitch is generally valid — all studies of average incomes…

View original post 2,686 more words

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: