ERIC Number: ED446517
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Are College Students Prepared To Work? They May Not Be as Ready as We Think!
Gardner, Philip D.
Asserting that the assumption that simply going to college will lead to a promising, high-paying job is poorly founded, this paper shares information on the areas in which college students are deficient and proposes some options to assist in a seamless school-to-work (STW) transition. Information is listed or summarized in areas including: (1) enrollment facts; (2) labor market trends; (3) skills and factors contributing to successful work performance; (4) an expert model for engineers; (5) level of skill/competencies required for entry-level college-educated positions and level of educational preparedness; (6) competencies for technical graduates; (7) competencies for non-technical graduates; (8) workforce readiness of undergraduates at Michigan State University; and (9) methods of preparing students to transition to work. (EV)
Descriptors: College Students, Education Work Relationship, Employment Potential, Higher Education, Job Performance, Job Skills, Labor Market, Outcomes of Education
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Publication Type: Opinion Papers
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Authoring Institution: Michigan State Univ., East Lansing. Collegiate Employment Research Inst.