China Wants Fewer College Grads, More Skilled Workers. Sound Familiar?

By Dexter Roberts The U.S. and China differ in many ways. But when it comes to education, there’s one striking similarity. In both countries a mismatch exists between what young people learn and the skills employers need. Just as in the U.S., China’s university graduates—some 7 million each year—are struggling to find jobs. “America needs to drop the notion that vocational education is somehow inferior to higher education. Happiness and secure employment have very little to do with the piece of paper you earn in school.” Read the full article here: http://www.businessweek.com/articles/2014-06-24/china-wants-more-vocational-students-fewer-universities

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