- Posted January 27, 2014 by
This iReport is part of an assignment:
State of Union Address; my suggestion to President Obama
There is no question that it is really frustrating that college graduates since class of 2011 and unemployed workers are still searching for career opportunities. In my opinion, On Job Training (OJT) is the key for all unemployed candidates to transition into new career and key to job entry for every College Graduate which might play a big role in employment opportunities and growth. All the funding for educational programs are useless unless there is guarantee system in place and available for each and every college graduate through “on job training” or immediate opportunity of entry level or higher level jobs in every sector of job market.
There are millions jobs available across the country but their basic qualification and experience requirement make it impossible to gain entry in any field. It is time to consider all college graduates and unemployed workers for “on the job training” and certification process for most of the current jobs available throughout the system.
I have seen many examples of people with the unrelated experience or educational background have been afforded opportunities to gain access into entry level and higher paying jobs without meeting the basic qualifications or experience because they belong to well-connected network or enjoying paybacks or favors through personnel, family or professional communities. Because they are given a chance and it has been proven over and over again that most of them are able to gain experience through on job training and become valuable members of these organizations even though they did not meet the basic qualification criteria. Certainly, same scenario may be applied to all the unemployed peoples including college graduates.
As an example, Sate of Illinois alone, there are over 136,722 jobs which are not being filled due to lake of basic qualification and experience by the applicants. I am sure that each and every State is facing the same dilemma. The “On the Job Training” strategy may be able to play a successful role to make the unemployed to be employable.