Why Companies Aren’t Getting the Employees They Need – WSJ.com

From a newly released Wall Street Journal article:

“The conventional wisdom is that our education system is failing our economy. But our companies deserve a lot of the blame themselves.”

“Unfortunately, American companies don’t seem to do training anymore. Data are hard to come by, but we know that apprenticeship programs have largely disappeared, along with management-training programs. And the amount of training that the average new hire gets in the first year or so could be measured in hours and counted on the fingers of one hand. Much of that includes what vendors do when they bring in new equipment: “Here’s how to work this copier.”

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