The Job Economy Sucks

Has anyone ever noticed the contradiction of the job economy?Everyone wants the most skilled workers right?You get skills from college or technical schools which cost money that you dont have.Im in such  a situation right now,i feel stuck is there something im doing wrong?I remember when just about anyone could become a security guard,now they want people with security licences,which all of us who are unemployed are stuck between a rock and a hard place.Who else understands this?