Employers begging for qualified candidates

Students urged to consider technical careers

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has been traveling the state hearing from students, teachers and business owners about the future of the workforce.

But the conversation is not focused on four-year colleges and universities.

“There’s a cultural assumption that college is the answer–four year degrees, and that’s just not true,” he said.

Instead, a skilled trade, certification or associate degree “makes more sense to more people,” including major employers who are begging for trained employees.

“There is a growing number of Americans falling behind economically because they don’t have the right kind of job skills,” Mr. Husted said.

“On four-year campuses, designer degrees seem cool but there’s really no jobs out there for them. It’s important we fit supply and demand together.”

 

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