Educational and career counseling – K-12 necessity

Debt debt loans today amount to about 1.3 billion. Studies show that many 30-40 year old university students will have lower living standards than their parents and can not buy homes due to units – student loan loans. Seventy percent of all jobs require a two-year degree or less, but we dangle as a career and academic success ride to achieve the interrogatory four-year Bachelor degree. In other words, we encourage our students to pledge their future for college degree that may not be necessary. Why?

The annual Manpower Talent Shortage Survey lists 10 jobs that companies can not fill. Most require an education level of two years or less. University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee skills car report shows that 70% of prospective employment open in Wisconsin through 2020 will require an educational level of high school diploma or less, and then continues to say, "even though all unemployed were fully matched to existing jobs, over 2 / 3 of all unemployed would still be at work. "Why?

When I speak to high school in high school, I ask if anyone is considering a two-year degree, diploma or study. Five to six percent of students respond with "yes". Other students suggest that they look at a university that offers four-year degrees. We then focus on their career. Ninety-five percent of them would require only two years or less to enter the selected box. Only 7-9% of secondary school teachers go to the technical school. The average age of technical equipment is 30. Why?

In Milwaukee, certain demographic jobs have between 30 and 50% unemployment. Employers are starved for skilled workers. Technology colleges can not attract enough students to meet the industry demand for skilled workers and registrations are less than 10% in Wisconsin's technical schools. Why?

For many years, we have told students to manage the business, the factories, customer service and information technology because they were outsourced or terminated. They are now all at the top of the Manpower Talent Shortage Survey. We tell our children through the K-12 years that you need university education to succeed. You even hear, "In the future, every job requires university education" even if the data does not support it. Why?

Students choose jobs because of wrong reasons. Their father was an accountant; It was great on TV; It pays big bucks – not because it fits your own interests and qualities. My courses are full of students with a university degree who did not like their career or now need manual skills to get a job they did not get at the current grade. There is nothing but stupid and very expensive! Seventy percent of all US workers go to work every day for a job they do not like. Why?

As usual, the statements above are just, but when you string them together, they take up a completely different context. Why are we pushing our children to get a four-year college degree when the majority of current and future jobs require an education level of two years or less? We assume that a four-year university degree will be a sign of success, but in many cases it will be a bubble and chain that they will pull into life.

We need to review all controls on higher education, its value and who really needs it. Not everyone needs formal education after high school. We need to look at the curriculum and educational process used by the schools to ensure that parents, students and counselors understand the actual education and working country, their options, costs and time frame. We need to make sure that students know which employees match their own attributes and encourage them to work in these areas. Students should understand the job market, which jobs are in high demand and have longevity. Publishers today will work over 50 years before they can resign. We need industry to step up and invest in more internships, job injuries and opportunities to support students targeting high-unemployment and upper secondary schools where students have been literally enrolled from preschool to a four-year college was the only hope to succeed.

Finally, students need to understand the concept of career path: Start with a two-year degree or diploma, gain professional experience, gain further education (preferably paid employer), take more responsibility at work, make more money, and go for it. It is called lifelong learning. Remember, it does not matter what kind of degree you have or where it's from. If you have no experience, start entering a level position, as no one starts at the top. Therefore, the minimum level of training required to get an internship experience that matches your personality and interests. Do not drink too much from the student loan and do not educate yourself.

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