Discusses the imbalance between what employers need and what prospective employees are prepared to bring to the workforce. It’s not just businesses that say there is a disconnect between what companies need and what students know. Only 35% of students say they are prepared for a job, and 50% of young people are unemployed or underemployed. Among the general public, just 16% think that a four-year degree prepares students for a well-paying job in today’s economy.This paper discusses how to bridge that gap.
Learning to Work, Working to Learn
U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation