Challenges Of The Occupational Divide

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The Occupational Divide The supply and demand for degree production has faced considerable discrepancy in recent years. Reports indicate that half of bachelor-degreed graduates under the age of twenty-five are currently experiencing employment difficulties. Of the Americans receiving master’s degrees and doctorates every year, 600,000 of them are on public relief. While I do concur with Mr. Krasnikov’s belief in the need to resolve this incongruity, I am not in accord with his proposed solution. By requiring universities and academic institutions to abide by a restrictive production system, the rights of the students, as well as the private institutions, would be infringed upon. Postsecondary schooling is predominantly voluntary; therefore, …show more content…
By setting a standard, a criterion assessed by testing and grade evaluation, students would be exposed to the realistic expectations for their desired fields of study as well as their potential success rates. It is logical to predict that employers would choose the very best candidates for the job, so it is imperative to introduce students to what exactly being the best entails, and who their competition is. The assessment would be a continuous evaluation, progressing in difficulty as the students progress through their education. In regards to the occupational fields that are lacking workers, introducing a regulation on universities would not resolve this issue because these occupations exist in all categories of trade work, and vocational schools cater for trade jobs since they do not require a college degree.3 By implementing the standard assessment, students can accommodate for a shortage of skillset ahead of time, preparing them for the reality of societal standards and employer expectations. The assessment would require a small amount of funds for testing and further specialization of the counselors and advisors. The funds may be apportioned from existing

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