Spinoff of the job skills thread
What is a college degree worth? When did the college degree become the new high school degree?
Personal story: in the upscale town that my DD’s grew up in, all students were groomed for college.
My youngest didn’t have a clue for a career choice. She graduated with a degree in Anthropology and Spanish. She decided to learn Spanish in college! She used college as a means of exploration, as did many from MY generation. DH was upset but I felt that she would find herself as the same happened to me.
Fast forward: DD realized she needed data science skills. She took classes from a data science program and became highly marketable. She learned skills that are needed now. And she continued to add to her skills.
I believe more young people will start to focus on skills needed, rather than degrees needed.
Looking at some of the jobs offered in DD’s nation wide high education tech company , not all require college. But, they do require extensive knowledge in IT, data analytics etc.
As this generation becomes more job skill focused, what will happen to the arts etc. the subjects that help round us and broaden our way of thinking?