Linked – College Won’t Train You for a Job, and That’s Just Fine

But a college education is not about job training—sorry, but it’s true. I’ve talked about the difference between college education and workforce development before—so let me just add one thought. How many jobs are there today that didn’t even exist 10 years ago? How do you train for a job that doesn’t exist?

Someone should tell hiring managers that a college degree isn’t workforce training. Most sure seem to think that’s exactly what it’s for.

And while we’re at it, why is a college degree so damn expensive if it’s not really preparing anyone for a professional career?

This all seems like a market that is ripe for change.


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