Should Everyone Go To College?

I am a firm believer that students should go to college if they possess the desire and the capability.  But college is not for everyone.  There are many jobs which offer employment and high salaries which do not require a college degree.

According to Skills USA

There is a major threat of America’s Skills Gap to the nation’s workforce. Everyone is talking about it: Forbes, Harvard Business Review, the U.S. Chamber of Commerce, The Manufacturing Institute, CNBC. The reports are alarming:

  • 4.5 million job openings, including 600,000 manufacturing jobs, are unfilled due to the skills gap
  • 82 percent of companies don’t have enough people to fill the workforce pipeline
  • 10 million new skilled workers will be needed by 2020