Patt Morrison for June 8, 2012

California needs more college grads to fill jobs... in 2025

UCLA's School of Theater, Film And Television Commencement Ceremony

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Students celebrate at the commencement ceremony at UCLA's School of Theater, Film and Television on June 17, 2005 in Los Angeles, California.

A new report from a group of independent business and civic leaders projects that California will need more than 5 million new students with bachelor’s degrees or technical credentials and about 2 million more students with post-secondary degrees by 2025 to fill job needs and remain economically competitive with other states.

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How can that be, with so many people currently seeking jobs in California? And with increasing tuition and student debt, how can higher education prepare itself to churn out 4% more graduates each year?

Guest:

Jerry Nickelsburg, senior economist, UCLA Anderson Forecast; lecturer, UCLA Anderson School of Management


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