MANHATTAN, Kan. (AP) Many students entering college havent mastered basic life skills such as changing a tire or balancing a checkbook, so some universities are responding with noncredit workshops sometimes called Adulting 101.
Kansas State University in Manhattan offers a series that teaches practical skills. Wichita State University has offered a workshop on budgeting, the University of Nebraska-Kearney taught a tax preparation workshop and a University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill workshop focused on building credit, The Kansas News Service reported.
While older generations might scoff at millennials and Generation Z for not knowing how to perform these tasks, educators say todays college students grew up under intense pressure to pass college entrance exams and achieve high grade point averages giving them little time to learn life skills. Hovering parents and a decline in traditional home economics classes also contributed to the problem.
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