Generation Z Finds Alternative Paths to the Job Market in America
Source: United States Department of Labor
Generation Z is questioning the value of college degrees in the U.S., according to Ryan Craig in the Harvard Business Review.
“Cheaper pathways to good first jobs are poised to supplant slow, expensive bachelor’s degrees,” says Mr. Craig. He expects apprenticeship programs to return within 10 years “as a viable and scalable alternative to college.” Already, there are more than 585,000 apprentices nationwide acquiring skills while earning a wage to build financial security.
“As most employers now believe that our current system of entry-level hiring is broken, the next front in the talent war will be entry-level hiring,” writes Mr. Craig, “and the primary loser in this battle is likely to be traditional colleges and universities.”