Worker shortages in Rhode Island

Sunday, April 09, 2006

The Rhode Island Economic Policy Council has released a report that concludes only 23% of ninth graders in the state and up earning a college degree within six years of graduation from high school.

The basic conclusion: the education system is not producing students with enough skills to meet future workforce needs. Read more.

The Rhode Island report to identifies a pattern which is prevalent in other states. We are producing far too few high school graduates with postsecondary plans.

At the same time, we are producing far to many dropouts and the high school graduates with weak skills and no career plans.

As the Baby Boom generation retires, this problem will become far more prevalent.

If you're etched in exploring this issue in more detail, read the book The 2010 Meltdown.

posted by Ed Morrison |

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