Continuing Education on the Chopping Block: the long-term ramifications

By |July 2nd, 2012|

If ever there were a time to expand the capacity of adult education programs, it would be now.

Recent employment numbers show a very weak US economy with measly job growth and a stubborn unemployment rate above 8%. Add in the underemployed and the people who have just plain given up looking for a job and we are looking at an actual unemployment rate in the mid-teens if not worse. What we have going on is a change in the employment makeup of the United States from manufacturing and traditional businesses into the service sector, including healthcare and new industries that didn’t exist ten years ago. We need a comprehensive continuing education plan […]