According to the U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Labor, job prospects will require more and more career-technical skills.
National labor trends show that only 20% of the job market requires a four-year college degree. However, 50% of high school students are choosing a college route. Half of these college-bound young people complete their degree. The other half are left to evaluate how they will fit into the world of work. They are equipped with whatever book knowledge they have gained and little or no specific job skills. This hinders them in trying to gain employment in the ever-growing skilled labor market.