In many sectors of our economy, there are serious shortages of applicants with the right skills for the available jobs. Many of these jobs do not require a college degree.

Are too many students choosing four-year universities rather than getting a useful credential from a two year college? What happens to people who get specific job training rather than academic training when the job market changes?

In this episode of the Education Exchange, Paul E. Peterson talks with economist Eric Hanushek about the challenges of ensuring that people get the skills they need for the jobs we have now and the jobs we’ll have in the future.

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Last updated September 11, 2017