This brief discusses the extent to which a lack of sufficient employment skills leads to structural unemployment throughout the country. In doing so, it also attempts to understand why, in a nation full of countless education resources, this “employment skill gap” persists. The remainder of the brief explores the role of accreditation policies to establish accountability standards so that colleges and schools align post-secondary infrastructure to workforce expectations. Drawing from the expertise of a variety of publications, the author addresses the challenge of enforcing these expectations and broadening application to other education institutions.
Closing the Gap between Career Education & Employer Expectations: Implications for America’s Unemployment Rate
Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools