Student or Learner
What does the word "matriculate" actually mean in the sentence below? Does it mean "to become a student" as the dictionary says? But it doesn't make sense to me if I read it like this "to become a student in the workforce." I was guessing it might mean "admit into the workforce"?
"Higher Education is selling an illusion: that a child of the well-to-do need not matriculate into the workforce—that mastery of a fungible skill is not necessary."
Thanks for help in advance.
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