ERIC Number: EJ1049008
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Dec-2
Mind the Gap...between Grad Skills and Employer Expectations
Ebersole, John F.
New England Journal of Higher Education, Dec 2014
Much has been written in both the business and higher education press about the gap between today's jobs and the skills presented by those seeking work. The fact that U.S. Department of Labor statistics show 9.6 million people out of work with 4.8 million jobs still unfilled (August 2014) suggests a problem. However, little agreement exists as to the source of this disparity or what needs to be done about it. This article acknowledges that there is a skills gap, highly localized at present, but likely to grow quickly as technology continues its unrelenting expansion.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Job Skills, College Graduates, Competence, Career Readiness
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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