The Recession Sadly proves the value of a College Degree

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The atlantic did a really good job explaining the impact of the recession on the population, and the above chart paints the clear picture. If you didn’t have your college degree – you had a target on your back and it is hard to get off! Is this a bad thing?

The more familiar I am getting with the manufacturing sector – the more concerned I am that we have created a Bias towards college degrees that may leave the US shortchanged in the long run. We need machinists, mechanics, structural mechanics, plumbers, electricians, road workers, wood workers, etc. – and entry into those jobs is getting smaller and smaller. In my home state of Georgia – out of the the 500 high schools – only 30 have Shop class now.

What do you think?

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