We've been interviewing for a test tech (interviewed a dozen or so, finally got a good one) and for interns. An internship not only spreads goodness to the world, it's a kind of extended interview for potential keepers.
So, we've interviewed, and interned, some number of recent EE and CE grads.
None of them know much about electricity. Nobody takes electromagnetics any more. None of them know how to solder... I should post pics of some of the horrors. None of them can draw anything legible. They don't seem to have much discipline and if you agree to do four things, they'll forget one or two of them.
Their resume invariably, proudly, includes a class project. Typically the schematic was supplied by their instructor, they built it and wrote it up, and they can't explain how it works.
All of which suggests that doing real electronic design is sort of a lost art, and so it's increasingly valuable. And that EE degrees are fairly easy to get these days.