Turns out businesses need boys in the skilled workforce after all.
Society still wants to keep them out of college, so the most needed jobs in engineering, math, and science will remain vastly unfilled.
But in a small nod to the issue, we are seeing some programs oriented towards young men (they don't say that, because, well you know....) for tech jobs. Schoolcraft College got a LERN award this month for a program for Digital Sculpting in the auto industry. Joliet Junior College has a new program in a different occupational area that is geared for and attracting young men.
And Udacity, the big MOOC failure, is now turning to training people for computer science work, an occupation that usually attracts far more males than females.
We're still avoiding the solution of course - - gender equity in education.