"Most Americans realize and accept that a degree from a four-year university is not the right choice for all young people, and they see career colleges as better alternatives for skills development than community colleges by a nearly 3 to 1 margin. That fact speaks volumes.”
Certainly, four year colleges produce a large number of college grads in the US, however, they cannot meet the entire demand for qualified workers in a 21st economy. President Miller states that the survey offers convincing evidence that the US should be offering more skills training as part of higher education options.
Here are some of the findings from the survey:
1. When asked for the best alternatives to a 4 year college degree:
-45% said a career or technical school
-17% said community college
-23% said on the job training from employers
2. 65% of those responding says that the presidential candidates should pay more attention to ensuring a competitive American workforce.
3. 62% of the respondents felt that the average American has none to moderate opportunity to pursue higher education in America.