Monday, December 15, 2008

During finals week, an interesting and, to me, alarming statistic to ponder ...

The U.S. Department of Labor predicts that in four years, 3 million more jobs will require bachelor's degrees, and there won't be enough graduates to fill them; 90% of the fastest-growing jobs, 60% of all new jobs, and 40% of manufacturing jobs will require some education beyond high school. Yet in Wisconsin, just 25% of adults have four-year degrees.

Source: Kevin P. Reilly, president of the University of Wisconsin System, in an op-ed piece published in the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, 15 December 2008