High-paying jobs go begging while high school grads line up for bachelor’s degrees

To truly understand the severity of the skills gap, and the nature of the opportunity, in the workforce, consider this from the article: “…between now and 2022, there will be a need for 138,200 new plumbers. While 7,000 people become electricians every year, about 9,000 retire, according to the National Electrical Contractors Association; by 2021, the nation will have to turn out 17,557 new electricians annually. And as politicians debate a massive overhaul of the nation’s roads, bridges and airports, the U.S. Department of Education reports that there will be 68 percent more job openings in infrastructure-related fields in the next five years than there are people training to fill them.”

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