What It Takes to Make New College Graduates Employable

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images (1)Having a college education simply does not guarantee employment after graduation.  Four-year colleges and universities are failing to provide graduates with the skills they need to become and remain employable.  What seems to be producing this gap between what employers want and what colleges produce?

Mara Swan, the executive vice president of global strategy says “Employers are under pressure to do more with less.”  While having a bachelor degree does not guarantee employment it is still better than just having a High school diploma.  According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor statistics, Unemployment rates for those with bachelor’s degrees or higher are still much better — at 3.8 percent in May — than those with only a high school diploma, which was 7.4 percent in May

What skills could help college graduates in getting a job?

Oral communication skills, adaptability and managing multiple priorities, and making decisions and problem solving.   These skills are all important in getting hired.  The current problem with higher education in this country and employment is based on skills and training.  If colleges considered finding a solution to this unemployment issue the unemployment rate for graduates could decrease.

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