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WOW, ..... I can't believe this

Post by SamCogar on Fri Jul 13, 2012 4:19 am

Here's a puzzle: High-tech U.S. businesses say they have 300,000 job vacancies but can't find science-savvy American workers to fill them.

We assume that the unfilled vacancies are real -- during a time when millions of Americans are looking for work -- and they're a sad reflection on America's education system, which can't produce enough intelligent young people with science training.

STEM -- science, technology, engineering and math -- is a buzzword for the type of education needed by modern societies to continue advancing. America's lack is ominous.

Around one-fourth of U.S. teens drop out of high school, many flounder in drug problems, and graduates are woefully unprepared for jobs requiring mental abilities. America is falling behind other modern democracies in such training -- and West Virginia trails the U.S. average.

This is dismal. The new "information age" requires workers with keen knowledge, and multitudes of young Americans aren't qualified to participate.

Nope, I can't believe a Gazette Editor would dare to author the above.


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Post by SheikBen on Mon Jul 30, 2012 12:58 pm

I wonder how long it takes for an adult to become re-trained sufficiently to serve in one of these 300,000 available positions.


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