Many kids these days go in for tech jobs simply because that's where the money is, most of the time, anyway. Going to college doesn't ensure success, but it does give you a leg up on others. All things being equal, if I were an employer, I'd take the kid who has a college degree. That's just me.
In my father's day, he started working at age 16. He could have finished high school--he was bright enough--but it bored him, the Great Depression was just setting in, and he wanted to work and help his parents. They ran a grocery store and while they had enough food to eat, no one had any money. After the war, he started a pig farm with his best friend and his brother--highly unusual for three Jewish guys--but they did well with it and he sold it. He then went into the pickle business and was one of the founders of Bick's Pickles. Walter Bick bought my father out, and then he started his own business at the Ontario Food Terminal with his best friend and they did well with it.
All along, he worked hard. "You get what you get" he often told me. He was right.
When I wrote about "entitlement" before, I wasn't really talking about jobs per se. I was talking about many people from all races and religions thinking the government owes them something, whether it's a job or benefits or something else. I don't blame just Obama. He's merely an extension of the thought process that's been going on for the last thirty years. Everyone thinks the government should or will (or both) do everything for them.
The government should provide for civil and national defense, infrastructure (to a degree), and education. That's about it. It doesn't owe me anything except freedom and the opportunity to make something out of that life for myself and those I love and take care of. Nothing more. Yet, you have people who say the government should step in and do EVERYTHING. Shameful.