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What are businesses and colleges seeing in high school graduates entering the workforce? What do you believe may be remedied in schools?

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What are businesses and colleges seeing in high school graduates entering the workforce? What do you believe may be remedied in schools?

What are businesses and colleges seeing in high school graduates entering the workforce?

Businesses and colleges are seeing unprepared and ill-equipped high school graduates attempt entrance into the workforce and colleges. According to the U.S. Department, National Center for Education Statistics (Institute of Education Sciences, http://nces.ed.gov2014/2014067.pdf), reports in its The Condition of Education, 2014, Economic Outcomes report (Indicator 3. Annual Earnings of Young Adults): In 2012, young adults with a bachelor's degree earned more than twice as much as those without a high school credential ($46, 900 vs. $22, 900) and 57% percent more than young adult high school completers ($46,900 vs. $30,000). In this same document, Indicator 4. Labor Force Participation and Unemployment Rates by Educational Attainment states: In 2013, the unemployment rate for those with at least a bachelor's degree was lower that the rates for those with lower levels of educational attainment. During the most recent economic recession (2008 ...

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This lesson discusses workplace and post secondary school readiness. Is answers the question: What are colleges and workplaces seeing in today's high school student as they approach the workplace and/or college.

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