Letter to the Editor by Executive Committee Member Ralph MacNamara

Talk to employers and university leaders about the state of talent in South Florida, and you quickly learn there is a disconnect.

Employers complain about a talent shortage, while academic institutions see graduates unable to find local jobs. Both sides agree on one thing: They are frustrated.

Employers report difficulty filling jobs because of a “skills gap” and often settle for candidates they feel forced to invest in with often costly on-the-job training. But what are some of those skills?

Academic institutions are graduating highly trained students in record numbers, yet they’re leaving South Florida for high-paying jobs. Why?

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