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July 9, 2018

Students Feel More Secure About Getting Jobs, But Skills Gaps Persist

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By Dian Schaffhauser, Campus Technology
College students are showing more confidence in their ability to get jobs in their career areas. More than four in 10 (41 percent) said they were “extremely” or “very” prepared, compared to about three in 10 (29 percent) last year. And far fewer students said they were “slightly” or “not at all” prepared this year than last year (17 percent compared to 31 percent).┬áMen were far more likely to feel prepared than women: 50 percent compared to 36 percent. Also, non-traditional students, those who didn’t enter college within a year of completing high school, were more likely to feel prepared than traditional students (49 percent vs. 34 percent). Students in vocational and technology programs were far more likely to consider themselves extremely prepared for work than any other discipline; for example, while 40 percent of vocational students stated that, for social sciences, the next highest discipline, just 13 percent said the same.┬áThese results came from the latest McGraw-Hill Education Future Workforce Survey.

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