The world is full of bachelors but associates are harder to find. Texas recognizes the problem and is working to get it students to work learning job-related skills at two-year community colleges. It’s about time. According to the NYT, “the state’s population of skilled laborers is aging and approaching retirement, and there are a dearth of recent graduates with two-year vocational degrees who can take on the jobs.”Boomers used to say to their children that they would have to go to college unless they wanted to “flip burgers” but now a lot of people with 4-year degrees are flipping burgers anyway. It’s about time that state education systems began connecting college degrees with job skills. Community colleges are the right place for this. Texas manufacturing firms are interested and one has given Brazosport College $1 million to create a facility which teaches skills relevant to their business. For too long, lawmakers have assumed that the most education is the best education, but sometimes less is more. A better match of training to available jobs, and more work to train people effectively in useful skills at a lower cost in time and money is what Americans need now.