Today, 14 million Americans are unemployed, and that does not include the millions who have given up trying to find work. Meanwhile 3.5 million positions remain unfilled because businesses can't find people with the right skills to do the jobs they need. College costs are rising exponentially, yet 53% of recent college graduates are unemployed or underemployed. The solution to this "job/skills gap," Wyman says, lies in technical and vocational education, community colleges, apprenticeships, on-the-job training programs, and other skills-focused learning. Here, he shows how anyone--from recent high school and college graduates to mid-life career changers--can get a job that is just as fulfilling, challenging, and high in status and pay as those attained through a traditional degree, without the student debt that is burdening the majority of college graduates and crippling our economy. ???? A book that aims to change the conversation about what a succesful career path should look like, Job U is both a treatise and a practical roadmap for how to build the human capital our economy desperately needs.