The number of college graduates has recently been on the increase. Due to the increase of college graduates, there is a lot of competition in hunting for a job. Many companies have been cutting back on hiring due to the slow down in the economy. When I think about what it takes to get a well-paying job these days, one must be very knowledgeable about many different topics. This means companies are looking for people who can hit the ground running when they hire them. In addition to one’s knowledge they possess, a college diploma is very important while job hunting.
According to the essay, “Are they really ready to work”, “Young people need a range
of skills, both basic academic skills as well as the ability to apply these skills and
knowledge in the workplace. At the high school level, well over one-half of new entrants are deficiently prepared in the most important skills – Oral and Written Communications, Professionalism/Work Ethic, and Critical Thinking/Problem Solving “(Casner-Lotto, and Barrington, 2006, p. 251). Generally, there is a limit to what students can learn until they graduate from high school. The time spent in high school is not enough time to gain sufficient knowledge or skill to get a well paying job. Additionally, high school is place where one learns a little about a lot of different things, receiving a general education. On the other hand, even if students have a college diploma, they still lack some skills, such as writing in English, written communications, and leadership, but they are better prepared than high school graduates. Especially, at the college level, students can concentrate on areas that they think they would want to work in the future, so they can get specialized knowledge and technology.
Why do we need adequate skills? The essay “Work and Workers in the Twenty-First Century” stated that “Automation will continue to displace low-skilled or unskilled workers in America’s manufacturing...
September 20, 2012
Yvette DE La Vega
The Importance of a Good Education 1
Today more people are going back to college in order to obtain a degree of some type. More people are looking for careers and are tired of settling for jobs that they do not like just to get a paycheck. Employers are looking for employee with college degrees in order to present their customer with more qulitified people. A college degree is more importance now than it has ever been. More jobs are being sent overseas today making it harder to find a job, so in order to find a job that will give a person the financial stability they need more adult are returning to college to get their degree.
The Importance of a Good Education 2
The importance of a good education, a good education is the most important thing a person could obtain for themselves. Education is important to us in many aspects of life especially when it comes to your need for personal and social advancement. Education is important because it will open so many different...
Highereducation in the present world has a very long history. Highereducation has deep roots in the early sixth century when first monastic schools were started in Europe which later developed to the famous European university in Bologna during the period between 1088 and 1090. This is the origin of highereducation with all present systems of highereducation borrowing much from this first intuition and system of highereducation. Until early 20th century, highereducation institutions and particularly universities and high level colleges catered only for the elites in the society. Though in this time basic education was enough to secure an individual a well-paying job, the costs of securing a place in the institutions of highereducation as well as maintaining the costs for the period of a given course locked out the middle income earners as well as the poor. Statistically, by the start of 20th century, 3 per cent of the world population had enrolled in universities and other colleges offering highereducation programs. This number was much concentrated in the European continent...
...Case Study: Economic Crisis and HigherEducation in the United States
The 2008–2012 economic failure is considered by many economists and investors to be the worst financial crisis since the Great Depression of the 1930s. It results in the risk of total collapse from big financial firms, the bailout of banks by national governments, and downturns in stock markets around the world. The crisis also plays a significant role in the crash of key businesses and collapse of housing market, results in the delayed unemployment. Highereducation is a large and various venture in the United States, which has impacted by the economic recession in a number of ways, but these impacts have not been the same and vary depending on state and type of institution.
Most highereducation traditions started to be concerned about their financial problems due to economic recession. Their main source of revenue has been hurt by the downturn, and that those universities would need to make hard decisions about how to spend their money. In some states, a lot of institutions are in process of fund-raising programs to avoid delaying their supported campus building projects. Many of highereducation university’s leaders have been considering and solving of two following questions: How is the economic downturn affecting institutions both public and private? What strategies are...
April 28, 2011
Benefits of Education
Gwen Noah’s experience through college was different than that of her children because attending college was not as pertinent as it is today; one did not have to finish college to pursue a career, but now it seems as though it is a requirement to acquire a career in itself. Noah explained that it was easier to earn employment in the mid-1900s, during her time period. As years progressed, it became eminent to her that even her daughters(being a generation apart), had to receive more education to better qualify themselves and become better representatives of the career they wished to pursue. She emphasizes that in today’s modern society it is better to even go as far as getting one’s PhD to further pursue work, though back in her day it was not necessary. Times have changed. Competition is becoming more and more aggressive. Competition meaning the education that someone has received as opposed to what a person has not received. Employment is becoming significantly more based on how much education one has and how many degrees one has earned. Gwen Noah provides insight on what she thinks is preferred in today’s society as opposed to her day. As she is interviewed she provides wisdom based on her knowledge of how important it is to have an education now a day.
Being an 85 year old woman, Gwen Noah released some...
...Benefits of HigherEducation for Women
"Education is one of the most important means of empowering women with the knowledge, skills and self-confidence necessary to participate fully in the development process."
Education is important for everyone, but it is especially significant for girls and women. This is true not only because education is an entry point to other opportunities, but also because the educational achievements of women can have ripple effects within the family and across generations. Investing in girls' education is one of the most effective ways to reduce poverty. Investments in secondary school education for girls yields especially high dividends.
Girls who have been educated are likely to marry later and to have smaller and healthier families. Educated women can recognize the importance of health care and know how to seek it for themselves and their children. Education helps girls and women to know their rights and to gain confidence to claim them. However, women’s literacy rates are significantly lower than men’s in most developing countries.
The gender equity enshrined in the Constitution of India has helped greatly to reduce the gap between men and women. Access to highereducation has enabled women to execute work on par with men. Highereducation for women is...
In the time I have spent in highereducation, I have noticed that educators generally encounter three categories of students. The first category, about 10 percent of the student population will always succeed because they have the attitude that failure is not an option. The second group, another 10 percent of the population, will inevitably fail, lacking the personal motivation and drive necessary to reach educational goals. Approximately 80 percent of students make up category three. A group full of bright minds that could lean toward either success or failure. This group will most significantly be impacted by changes and improvements in education. The differentiating factor in this group is that each student's response to the same question: "Is investing in my education really worth it?"
Some people are deterred from pursuing highereducation because of the price tag attached. Even though student loans are often available, the idea of repaying student loan debt, with high interest rates and low job prospects is a significant roadblock for many. For students with young families or those who have never considered post-secondary education, it is often much more appealing to take a job out of high school and immediately generate income. These are the students who begin to feel that an education is simply not...
HigherEducation, or Higher Priced Education?
The Marriam-Webster online dictionary defines highereducation as “education beyond the secondary level; especially : education provided by a college or university.“ It's no secret to modern students that a highereducation is necessary to advance in their professional life. There is always a cost to advancement and that cost can sometimes create a glass ceiling that is difficult for people in certain social strata to break through. The rising cost of highereducation and its requirement for jobs creates a conflict for people in lower economic brackets. While the social value of highereducation is difficult to argue against, the problems associated with affording highereducation are very real social problems that must be considered.
In Western society we have goals we are expected to achieve. At a very early age we begin preparing our children for school. There is no law demanding that children attend a specific school, nor that upon entering adult life they pursue highereducation. Children can be home schooled or attend any school of their parents' choosing. However, having a degree of some kind gives one many advantages in America. One who possesses...
...Can Everyone Benefit from HigherEducation?
Highereducation refers to the level of learning that takes place at universities, colleges or degree-awarding institutions, which a person can attend after he or she completes high school or secondary school education. Highereducation provides students with further knowledge on specific areas and awards the students with academic degrees or certificates. In the past, highereducation was not seen as a “must” as nowadays because a competition in job market was not as high as at the present time. In formers times, highereducation was popular in some societies, mainly western culture, and not so famous in other parts of the world, Thailand and Asian countries for example. Since the world is becoming more globalized, there are so many businesses appeared and all of them require capable employees who can make tasks run smoothly. Business owners hire people who have special knowledge that fit their businesses. Therefore, highereducation has become popular and necessary throughout the world. In additional, everyone can gain the benefit from further education.
People can benefit from highereducation in various ways; for instance, there are specific area of...