TULSA, Oklahoma, February 14, 2015 – Since the beginning of the 2007 housing bubble the media has been focusing on the high levels of student debt that has exceeded $1 trillion dollars. Students are graduating with mounting debt that can exceed $40,000 for an undergraduate degree and not learn a single valuable skill that will make them employable. Parents are starting to ask college administrators whether it is even worth it to send their child to college when they come out learning no new skill other than knowing how to study.
But it becomes a double-edge sword for parents when they realize that jobs that where once obtainable with only a high school degree are disappearing overseas or being done by machine.
The constant update in technology has generated a quicker line of communication and a new set of employable skills. With new technology come new opportunities for college students to learn a skill that will make them employable.
Knowing how to study is only going to take a student so far after college. Skills that a student can learn include how to sell products and/or services, coding, creating an excel spreadsheet, creating a website, public speaking, public relations, and much more. The student has to explore, take risks, and learn a skill that will make him or her employable or else what is the point of going to college.
A recent brief video I posted on The Oye Help Me Series – What Value Do you Bring to the Table – discusses how a college student should gain a valuable skill that an organization or company is willing to pay for. You can access the video via the header graphic at the top of this page.