Lake Wobegon effect – where all are above average

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Author: Charles Silvestro

Source: LinkedIn

Date: July 2016

For more than a decade employers have grumbled about filling open entry-level positions with workers who are well prepared with skills in critical thinking, communications, and creativity.

In many instances college graduates are more than twice as likely as employers to report they have the right skills. This is not surprising as students are paying record amounts in tuition with the hope of landing a good job. It’s no wonder they believe the skills gap does not apply to them.

Unfortunately most universities are not focused on student’s career success. Professors continue to be rewarded for research vs. preparing students for the workforce. Institutions that have the foresight to change this will create remarkable value for themselves, students, and society. TC|Universities can’t solve our skills gap problem, because they caused it.