Good jobs without a degree? Boston’s $3 million test.
The Christian Science Monitor - 04/11/2016
This focus on apprenticeships and associate degrees makes sense for Boston, says Alicia Modestino, a labor economist at Northeastern University. “We don’t do a very good job of producing individuals at a middle-skill level of education,” she says.
These are the workers that employers increasingly covet, particularly when it comes to supporting the highly educated professionals of which Boston has a surfeit. While hospitals have no problem recruiting doctors, “we can’t find enough surgical technicians,” says Ms. Modestino.