In this post to the Wall Street Journal – http://blogs.wsj.com/chinarealtime/2011/11/23/china-to-cancel-college-majors-that-dont-pay – we learn that China’s solution to the nagging issue of growing unemployment of college grads is simple: assess which majors do best in realizing employment for grads. Keep those and cancel the rest! China’s numbers of university-educated jumped to 8,930 per 100,000 in 2010, up nearly 150% from 2000, according to their 2010 census. This surge, “has contributed to an overflow of workers whose skill sets don’t match with the needs of the export-led, manufacturing-based economy.” Is this kind of curricula triage coming soon to a campus near you? Has it already arrived?
Categories: Education Abroad & Global Workforce Development