Letter to the Editor by Executive Committee Member Ralph MacNamara

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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