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Study Finds Many College Students Feel Unprepared to Enter Workforce

Study Finds Many College Students Feel Unprepared to Enter Workforce

“Colleges have moved away from true workforce training”

This is what happens when you spend four years attending protests and advocating for social justice instead of going to class and studying.

The Washington Examiner reports:

College students feel unprepared for workforce

College students are frequently accused of living in a bubble, unaware of the realities they will face after graduation. However, a recent report suggests they deserve a bit more credit. According to a survey from Gallup and Strada Education Network, few college students feel confident that they actually have the skills and knowledge desired in the workplace.

Seventy-three percent of incoming freshman between 2000 and 2009 enrolled in college in order to get a better job after graduation. Despite these high hopes, only 34 percent of current students believe their schools are preparing them for success in the job market.

Colleges have moved away from true workforce training, in favor of a more “liberal education.” Administrators have even become smug about it. Ninety-six percent of administrators believe their institutions are effective at preparing students for the workforce.

Unfortunately, an overwhelming number of employers disagree with this self-assessment. Only 11 percent of business leaders strongly agreed that colleges are properly forming our nation’s workforce. The vast majority are settling for employees who are largely unqualified or simply leave positions unfilled altogether.

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Poor babies. I entered the workforce at age 21 years, 11 months, with a 10 month old daughter and a husband serving in the Army in Germany. It was the start of a 40 year career that saw me go from laboratory receptionist to echocardiographer, by going to school at night and weekends and working many jobs in between the starting point and ending point that I really didn’t care for. I. Have. NO. Sympathy. NONE.

Wait. This article seems to be saying that many students have actually figured out that they don’t know everything.

Who are these students and why have I never met one?

They’d be much more prepared if there were still actual challenges in college. Admins push for numbers like retention and 4 year grad rate rather than academic rigor. The result is our preposterous customer service model of academia. We keep dumbing it down and giving less and less academic obligations to students.

When I earned a BSEE in the sixties, I was taught not only electronics, but welding, lathe and milling machine, sheet metal bending, sand casting, and investment casting. When I graduated, I was eminently qualified for a job…in the 1940s.

Rosen College a liberal education mint the ability to think outside the box, to apply critical thinking skills, to problem solve dilemmas that could not be anticipated in the classroom.

Today it means indoctrination into social justice Warrior causes. I promise you your manager does not want to hear about the patriarchy.

When I was in college, not Rosen.

21st century they promised me hover boards and I get this stupid autocorrect software instead

Mint. Really? Here’s an idea, how about the software looks at context before spelling a word? Revolutionary, I know.

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