W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 9 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 9 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 In today’s competitive global economy, most companies seek employees with specific skills and technical abilities. In fact, about two-thirds of new jobs require technical degrees. This means many students earning a bachelor’s degree with a liberal arts focus may be passed over for the most in-demand jobs of the day. Because of the considerable debt many recent university graduates are carrying, students struggle to get ahead, while employers struggle to remain competitive. There is another way, but it may require a flexible approach to education. Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may dictate that anyway. The workplace and education demands have changed. the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may students struggle to get ahead, while employers struggle to remain competitive. students struggle to get ahead, while employers struggle to remain competitive. There is another way, but it may require a flexible approach to education. There is another way, but it may require a flexible approach to education. Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may dictate that anyway. students struggle to get ahead, while employers struggle to remain competitive. students struggle to get ahead, while employers struggle to remain competitive. There is another way, but it may require a flexible approach to education. Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may dictate that anyway. the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may dictate that anyway. dictate that anyway. There is another way, but it may require a flexible approach to education. There is another way, but it may require a flexible approach to education. Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may Because of the considerable debt many recent university graduates are carrying, Because of the considerable debt many recent university graduates are carrying, students struggle to get ahead, while employers struggle to remain competitive. There is another way, but it may require a flexible approach to education. There is another way, but it may require a flexible approach to education. Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may dictate that anyway. students struggle to get ahead, while employers struggle to remain competitive. There is another way, but it may require a flexible approach to education. There is another way, but it may require a flexible approach to education. Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- Choosing a shorter, technically-focused education now may help land a high- paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have paying, fulfilling job without assuming crippling debt. Your child will always have the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may the ability to return for more education as needed, and technology changes may dictate that anyway. dictate that anyway. students struggle to get ahead, while employers struggle to remain competitive. W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 W I S C O N S I N T E C H N I C A L C O L L E G E S Y S T E M | 8 It’s about . Section 2 The changing employment landscape 33.2% 16.0% 12.1% 8.4% 7.9% OCCUPATIONAL EMPLOYMENT GROWTH PROJECTIONS GROWTH PROJECTIONS *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (growth in jobs requiring specific degrees for entry) TECHNICAL/ COMMUNITY COLLEGE DEGREES/CERTIFICATES UNIVERSITY Ph.D.s UNIVERSITY BACHELOR’S UNIVERSITY MASTER’S HIGH SCHOOL *U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, 20154