How many of you who are parents aspire for your children to grow up and attain a middle skill? More than likely that isn’t on your aspiration radar. A four-year college degree or higher is probably more along the lines you envision for Junior. There’s nothing wrong with that. Yet there is a large and growing opportunity for good jobs and sustainable careers in what we call middle skills—more than a high school degree, but less than a four-year degree. We have gone multiple decades where our aspirations were to send our kids around and past these jobs—jobs that require mechanical, technical, or other specialized trainings.
|Bridge the Gap: Rebuilding America's Middle Skills |
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This study sheds light on the subject and looks at the middle skill landscape in America. It is a joint effort between Harvard Business School and several business partners. I suppose the name Harvard on the label makes it worth the read.