Bachelor’s degree is no assurance of competency

Corporations are beginning to recognize that their insistence on possession of a four-year degree for employment is counterproductive (“Seeing Promise, and a Model to Copy, in Job-Training Programs,” The New York Times, Oct. 3).  The truth is that those with skills acquired through alternate means are fully qualified to handle today’s jobs.

Fortunately, companies are dropping the four-year degree requirement for hiring and looking toward the wherewithal that people possess. Since nearly two-thirds of adults do not have a bachelor’s degree, the change can make a significant difference in their lives.

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