We had another minor conservative victory delivered by President Trump. He signed a new Executive Order. Here is an excerpt:
Employers adopting skills- and competency-based hiring recognize that an over-reliance on college degrees excludes capable candidates and undermines labor-market efficiencies.
Degree-based hiring is especially likely to exclude qualified candidates for jobs related to emerging technologies and those with weak connections between educational attainment and the skills or competencies required to perform them.
Moreover, unnecessary obstacles to opportunity disproportionately burden low-income Americans and decrease economic mobility.
I saw this at an article at TheDailySignal by Mary Clare Amselem of the Heritage Foundation:
This is something we have discussed multiple times at Ratburger.org. We have decried the overemphasis on college degrees and the devaluation of skills that do not require a degree.
Here are remarks from Ms. Amselem’s article:
While the president’s executive order will not do away with degree requirements for federal positions outright, the shift in focus on skills aligns with the administration’s work in promoting nontraditional education models.
The president has previously expressed approval for apprenticeships and vocational training that allow students to fulfill their career goals without having to pursue a one-size-fits-all college degree.
The Trump administration’s move to refocus hiring on skills rather than degrees is a smart step forward in fighting credential inflation.
Though minor, it is great to see President Trump continuing to press forward with a true conservative agenda.
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