- First Woman Jill Biden extolled the advantages of credentials past four-year levels throughout a speech Thursday on the Ronald Reagan Presidential Basis and Institute.
- “For most individuals, a highschool diploma alone isn’t sufficient to seek out an important profession,” Biden stated on the institute-sponsored occasion. Nevertheless, levels don’t must be college students’ solely postsecondary choices, she stated.
- She stated President Joe Biden understands the necessity to develop credentials past four-year levels, and that the administration helps choices like college students taking college-level lessons in highschool or enrolling in apprenticeships.
The First Woman acknowledged that most of the pathways she referenced, equivalent to faculty lessons in highschool, aren’t new. However she stated that extra jobs proceed to emerge that received’t require faculty levels, referencing college students she met finding out welding and manufacturing.
Certainly, even when an employer says a job requires a four-year diploma, which may not be the case. A latest report by Bain & Firm, OneTen and Grads of Life argues 60% of “middle-skill” jobs mustn’t impose bachelor’s diploma necessities as a result of they don’t seem to be wanted. Center-skill jobs are those who usually require greater than a highschool diploma, however not a four-year diploma.
State policymakers are additionally loosening diploma necessities — some states like Pennsylvania and Alaska have dropped them for sure state jobs.