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Document Number: 8650

Help Wanted: Projections of Jobs and Education Requirements Through 2018 - The U.S. economy is in serious danger from a growing mismatch between the skills that will be needed for jobs being created and the educational backgrounds of would-be workers, according to this report. By 2018, there will be a shortage of 3 million workers who have some postsecondary degree and of 4.7 million workers who have a postsecondary certificate. The report urges colleges to be more career-oriented and overhaul the way they educate students, to much more closely align the curriculum with specific jobs. (Anthony Carnevale, Nicole Smith and Jeff Strohl, Center on Education and the Workforce, June 2010)...

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