This video is worth watching. It presents interesting information about skills being a key to a "self-sufficient future".
"Employers simply can’t find applicants with the necessary skills required in today’s workplace. A degree is one important milestone, but insufficient all on its own. This informative animation video was produced by Dr. Kevin Fleming (http://www.TelosES.com) with the support and funding of the California Far North Region's CTE Pathways Project (SB 1070)."