Trump's daughter tried out "reality augmented" welding in Illinois.
Americans can't find jobs, and employers can't find candidates. Here's the missing link.
If it works, Trump's apprenticeship initiative will give more control to the people who know best what skills are needed -- employers.
Without these opportunities, the rate of recidivism is significantly higher.
Let's not trivialize that pathway to economic security, let's not frown upon it from an elitist view of the four year college gold standard. Let's fund skill set training, support the small business entrepreneurs on our Main Street and revive the memories of what built opportunity for so many.
And it's not just industry and economy who see a good business case. With the rising cost of traditional education pathways
Trying to identify those circumstances where an 18- to 25-year-old might fairly be treated as a juvenile, difficult though it may be, should be a priority for a modern society, particularly for non-violent offenders with a low outlook for recidivism.
Successive advances in information technology within many industries have clearly meant that corresponding business sectors have less recourse these days to that cognitive contribution from 'individual originality' with which only a university preparation was once assumed to equip graduates.
I made an appointment today to be evaluated by a vocational expert. What fun! At long last I'll find out if my current job as stay-at-home-mom has earned me any street cred, or if, in fact, serving sausage patties 20 years ago at Bob Evans was the apex of my career.
"I never really saw my mother," said Montes, "get a chance to work. And so, sometimes I look around the cafe, and I have
Big, successful companies are generally running on a proven template, which is flexible only in degrees. A small business, especially when you own it yourself, is another story. You're free to make your own mistakes. That's the risk. The huge plus is that the success belongs to you.
They're called "innovation institutes," but if President Obama's manufacturing hubs materialize as proposed, the real need for innovation will be in the education system.
Despite its affordability, its relevance to today's workforce needs, and its potential to curtail student debt and unemployment, vocational training continues to take a back seat to other educational avenues.