Friday, January 6, 2017

More millennials are skipping college and choosing blue collar jobs instead - The Sacramento Bee

The Department of Labor has projected that of the top 11 fastest growing professions in the United States, all but three require less than a bachelor’s degree. Some need just a high school diploma, while others require an associate’s degree. As NPR reports, apprentice-style educations with corporations are on the rise, allowing high school graduates to learn valuable, marketable skills. As an example, Forbes notes that carpentry trade is set to grow by 24 percent by 2022. Meanwhile, automation is set to decimate several low-skill industries, including trucking, fast food service and retail, which will force workers to move into other industries, per Forbes. Since late 2015, data has shown that while more people are getting their high school diplomas, enrollment rates in traditional four-year colleges have declined several percentage points, according to U.S. Census data from The Washington Post. http://www.sacbee.com/news/nation-world/national/article121550657.html

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