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CAN IT BE?  I CERTAINLY HOPE SO – FROM COLLEGE FIX:  Employers have started to look at training on the job as a better measure of skills than a college degree, according to one career expert.  Ken Coleman, a career coach and podcaster with Ramsey Solutions, told The College Fix recently that he expects the number of job listings that require a college degree to continue to decline.  “On-the-job training is replacing the college diploma,” Coleman told The Fix through a spokesperson. “To put it simply, the ‘knowledge’ that comes with a degree isn’t relevant to the job.”  The Fix asked Coleman to explain why he believed degrees were becoming less relevant, a point he made during a recent episode of his show.  “62 percent of U.S. adults over the age of 25 do not have a bachelor’s degree,” Coleman said on his show. He said even he thought the number would be lower.  Read the whole thing.  The college degree has been obsolete for decades.  First, many colleges are glorified high schools.  Second, colleges and their faculties have become over-politicized, teaching stuff of no particular value to a grown-up.  Third, companies are often more disciplined, and when they teach they actually expect the student to learn.

June 4, 2022