graduates have an unemployment rate of 2.5%. Yet the unemployment rate is half
for those individuals with just high school credentials and just one-third the
unemployment rate of those without a high school diploma (U.S.
Census Bureau, 2015). Some
employers touch point on how widening the “skills gap,” could help and yet blame
the disconnect between the degree that the graduates have earned, and the
knowledge, skills, and abilities demanded by the innovation economy for a 21st
century workforce (APLU, 2017) on these statistics. There have been survey polls
that employers touch points about difficulty filling jobs, report say 40% of
employers globally report such difficulty (APLU, 2017).