72% of young adults who have university degrees say that college did not fully prepare them to start a career, according to a recent report by Multiverse.
Additionally, nearly half of those polled stated they were expected to go to college immediately after graduating high school, but they would have avoided it if their dream job was attainable without a degree.
“Colleges either don’t focus on the skills required for the jobs integral to the modern economy, or they supply them in insufficient numbers,” the report states.
The rport confirms a trend covered by Campus Reform Higher Education Fellow Nicholas Giordano, that higher education has failed students.
From not knowing basic history to not being prepared for the workforce, Giordano has found that institutions of higher learning have dramatically failed to prepare students with the basic skills and knowledge they need for life after college.
Companies realize this fact, as Giordano explained in a recent interview.
While some companies have dropped the four-year degree requirement, others are stepping up to the plate, aiding universities in preparing their students for the workforce.
Earlier this month, for example, the University of Texas System (UT System) partnered with Google to begin training and offering students Google Certificates in data analytics, e-commerce and digital marketing, as well as IT Support.
The University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee is also now providing students with apprenticeships in HR departments.
Florida International University (FIU) also recently partnered with Metis—a data science and analytics training provider—to offer training in technical skills.
The reason for this trend is clear Giordano explained during the interview: universities have placed significant emphasis on DEI education rather than career readiness.
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