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Find Career Success in the “New Economy”

Academic Skills, Life Skills, Employability, and Technical Skills

In case you haven’t heard… The world has changed since 1960. One significant change, which has caused ripples both throughout society and our economy, has been the shift to a “College For All” philosophy. In 1960, 34% of high school graduates enrolled in college after graduation. By 2020, that number had nearly doubled: 66% of high school graduates were enrolling in college immediately upon graduation. But how many of these students find career success after graduation? Is a 4-year college really the right choice for all of these future workers? According to respected author and creator of the viral YouTube video “Success in the New Economy” Dr. Kevin J. Fleming, a 4-year college education often does not provide graduates with the skills they need to be successful in the workforce. So how can you gain the skills to find career success in today’s economy? Read on to learn more about how you can be successful in the “new economy,” with focused, hands-on career training programs from IntelliTec!

For students who are considering investing in a 4-year school, it’s important to consider your end goal. Is your goal to gain an education just for academic sake? Or, is your goal to gain an education in order to land a good job? If your goal is to find career success, consider this: A 2018 Harvard study found that in today’s economy, only 33% of jobs require a 4-year degree or higher, while the overwhelming majority (57%) are middle-skilled jobs, requiring technical skills and training at the credential or Associate degree level. 

According to Dr. Fleming’s “Career Success in the New Economy,” education combined with technical training is how you can secure a competitive advantage in today’s economy. Dr. Fleming notes that to be successful in today’s job market, you need to develop these four skills: Academic Skills; Life Skills; Employability; Technical Skills. A four year university education will only prepare students with academic skills. But what if you want to gain the life and technical skills that will make you employable? For students who are looking to develop a specific skill-set that will set them on the course towards rewarding employment, a career-based technical education is a great alternative to a traditional college. 

Focused and accelerated, career-based training is designed to provide you with the specific skills you need. With career training, you can gain the skills and knowledge you need to test for professional certification and obtain an entry-level position in your area of study. At IntelliTec College, we offer programs specifically designed to prepare you for in-demand careers in a short period of time.

IntelliTec College, with campus locations in Colorado Springs, Grand Junction, and Pueblo, Colorado, and Albuquerque, New Mexico, offers certificate and Associate degree programs designed to prepare you for professional certifications and immediate entry-level employment. At IntelliTec, you can train for the following careers in a short amount of time:

If you want to gain the knowledge and hands-on skills training you need for success in the “new economy,” technical career training could be a great choice for you! IntelliTec College offers hands-on training, professional instruction, and career support services to put you on the path to a rewarding career in a short amount of time – much shorter than four years! Motivated students just like you come to IntelliTec for career training that is comprehensive, focused, and accelerated. If you are ready to find success in today’s economy, contact us today! You can make it happen – with career training from IntelliTec!


Want to learn more about Kevin Fleming, and how you can be successful in the new economy? Visit, or check out Kevin Fleming’s YouTube channel here: