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Skills vs Degrees

August 12, 2019

College enrollment in the United States has declined for the eighth year in a row, according to Mike Colagrossi of Big Think magazine.

A recent survey found that most freelancers considered skills training more important than having a degree.

It is becoming increasingly difficult for universities to keep up with a rapidly changing workforce.

Julie Bort of Business Insider says the Gates Foundation is encouraging employers to do something called "skills-based hiring" as an alternative to hiring based on college degrees.

By using a college degree as a requirement, employers automatically bypass people who are capable but do not have a degree.

Ultimately, this is not helping the employer, the workforce, or the economy, Angela Cobb argued in a blog posted by the Gates Foundation.

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