‘Middle-skill Jobs’ Shortage: Education Is the Answer

January 01, 2014

The jobs – more than 550,000 representing professions such as nurses, police officers, firefighters, air traffic controllers, electricians, mechanics and truck drivers through 2020 – are here, but where are the workers to fill them?

According to Indiana’s Forgotten Middle-Skill Jobs 2013: an Updated Look at Employment and Education Patterns in Indiana,
54% of all jobs in Indiana are classified as middle-skill – occupations that require more than a high school diploma but less than a four-year college degree – yet only 47% of Hoosiers likely possess the necessary skills and credentials.