“Middle-skill” jobs are those that require education beyond a high school diploma but less than a four-year degree. These positions may require complex and evolving communications, customer service, presentation, analytic, and computer skills. The National Skills Coalition reports that key industries are unable to find enough sufficiently trained workers to fill these positions. In New York State, 46 percent of anticipated job openings through 2022 will be in the middle-skill category.
Preparing Students for the Jobs in the Middle