I saw this article yesterday and it talks mostly about the Illinois budget but I caught this: “We need those college credentials now more than ever before. In Illinois, nearly 140,000 jobs are going unfilled because workers lack the necessary skills.” http://www.suntimes.com/news/otherviews/12769694-452/lt-gov-sheila-simon-state-needs-long-term-investment-in-students.html
Ok, my question is if there are all these unfilled jobs where are they? The want ads are very skimpy. Even the online sites are mostly full of scams and stupid jobs.
I have a sneaking suspicion that this is used to push the college agenda, as in if you go to college you will have a job. Really? I have a Masters in Communications and Instructional Design, and this was a technology intensive program where one of my classes I was required to learn about the new technology then. Keep in mind this was 10 years ago so technology keeps changing but I take classes online to keep updating my skills. Yet despite all of this I am unemployed 4 years. I know teachers, lawyers and yes even scientists all unemployed. So what exactly do they want us to learn to fill these jobs?