At first, I got level 3 tech but suddenly my tech level became 0. I didn't change anything, I have one university and three colleges. Almost all of my Sims are educated.

Why did this happen?

This tech falling also happened several times in my another city. All my industrial sector is shouting about lack of educated employees.

Is this a bug or something I have done wrong?

Here are some screenshots:

Education indicators

Student Enrollments

1 Answer 1


The "educated workers" message is misleading. It is only about tech points, not about workers.

An explanation of the tech points system.

Your tech point demand is too high. The tech point consumers are burning up all the tech points such that none accumulate.

Reduce nuclear power, electronics specialization, industry in that order until tech starts accumulating. You'll be able to see this in the tech dataview (the right dataview button in your screenshot).

If you happen to also have highschools or gradeschools, remove those. They do not generate tech points. They keep students from going to schools which would generate tech points.

  • I don't have any highschool or gradeschool, also i have destroy all my industrial zone, tech level still 0
    – Surya Wono
    Aug 12, 2015 at 14:59
  • Have some industry... you need a place for tech points to accumulate.
    – Amy B
    Aug 12, 2015 at 15:01
  • can this happen because i have too many computer factory? i think my tech level falling after i place them
    – Surya Wono
    Aug 12, 2015 at 15:05
  • also i have zoned some industrial, seem tech level still 0
    – Surya Wono
    Aug 12, 2015 at 15:14
  • Yes. Specialization buildings (such as computer factory and electronics) can soak up the tech points. The addon ploppables for the factory also consumes tech points.
    – Amy B
    Aug 12, 2015 at 15:24

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