Was That 8K Education Really a Good Investment?

Only 60 percent of young adults worldwide agree their formal education is useful in their current jobs. Even fewer (42 percent) think their education prepared them for what to expect from working life — and nearly three out of four agreed they had to learn new skills when they started their job. Those are some of the thought provoking finds from new research by Infosys, a Bengaluru, India-based business-consulting firm led by former SAP executive Vishal Sikka. It’s eye opening not only for young adults weighing the merits of formal education, but for every manager directly or indirectly struggling to fill job vacancies. And it raises some important questions about the economic value of higher education in general, especially in the United States where the cost of a four-year degree…


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