Employers Are Desperate to find Competent Hires….
Question: Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?
Once hired, their un-readiness for the workplace is obvious. The problem? They aren’t College Smart®.
The chart shows the real-life results of not being a learner. Nobody wins —
Not employers • the nation’s economy • or job seekers with debts to pay.
Employers give college graduates low scores for preparedness across learning outcomes; students think they are better prepared.
Proportions saying they/recent college graduates are well prepared in each area*
*8-10 ratings on zero-to-ten scale.
These are the findings from a Hart Research Associates study conducted on behalf of the Association of American Colleges & Universities. The chart was featured in The Washington Post, January 26 2015, Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation? by Jeffrey J. Selingo.
As you can see, grads lack a great many skills. They’re
- not College Smart® grads.
- not what employers are looking for.
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