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Posted inDEVELOP PGH, ECONOMY & HOUSING, EDUCATION

College degree? Many Pittsburgh-area jobs in the next decade may not require one.

It’s increasingly possible to earn a living wage without attending college, but recent high school graduates often lack the skills to enter those occupations and the awareness that such career opportunities exist in the first place. Several for-profit and nonprofit organizations in the region have stepped in to address the various barriers to high school graduates gaining skilled employment, including lack of technical skills, career readiness or “soft skills,” and contemporary career awareness.