Talk of the talent gap in our country is everywhere. It’s on the mind of 80% of U.S. CEOs. It’s splashed all over the business media. It even made an appearance in this year’s presidential campaign. But why does the gap exist? The reasons won’t surprise any of us: Today’s workforce is not equipped to meet the technological needs and productivity levels that our global economy demands. And, while today’s students are more technologically savvy than ever before, they are graduating without the essential lifeskills that businesses still want and need: financial literacy and a solid footing in science and mathematics. Bridging this gap will likely be a long fix — but a necessary one.

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