Obama Wrong Again…College Not the Answer for Jobs.. Jobs Are Here For Skilled Labor

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    Obama Wrong Again…College Not the Answer for Jobs.. Jobs Are Here For Skilled Labor

    Obama's Expensive Answer:

    FACT SHEET: President Obama’s Blueprint for Keeping College Affordable and Within Reach for All Americans


    In today’s global economy, a college education is no longer just a privilege for some, but rather a prerequisite for all. To reach a national goal of leading the world with the highest share of college graduates by 2020, we must make college more affordable

    Maintain adequate levels of funding for higher education in order to address important long-term causes of cost growth at the public institutions that serve two-thirds of four-year college students.

    Serving low-income students, enrolling and graduating relatively higher numbers of Pell-eligible students.
    FACT SHEET: President Obama

    U.S. Manufacturing Sees Shortage of Skilled Factory Workers

    A recent report by Deloitte for the Manufacturing Institute, based on a survey of manufacturers, found that as many as 600,000 jobs are going unfilled. By comparison, the unemployed in the United States number 12.8 million, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics.
    “High unemployment is not making it easier to fill positions, particularly in the areas of skilled production and production support,”
    the Deloitte report found.

    Similarly, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that although fewer machinists would be employed in the future, job opportunities “should continue to be good” because many young people with the right aptitudes were preferring other fields.

    To fill slots, a few manufacturers have turned to hiring candidates who are untrained but have the inclination to work with their hands. Some recruiters said they like to find people who like to fix dirt bikes and snowmobiles. Then they train the candidates. Many companies have apprenticeship programs.

    Hundreds are taking job-specific training. The company has even arranged with Central Piedmont Community College to develop a “mechatronics” curriculum with an associate’s degree.
    U.S. manufacturing sees shortage of skilled factory workers - The Washington Post

    Wanted: Blue-Collar Workers

    given that the region has suffered from unemployment for a generation and is just emerging from the worst recession in decades. Yet across the heartland, even in high-unemployment areas, one hears the same concern: a shortage of skilled workers capable of running increasingly sophisticated, globally competitive factories. That shortage is surely a problem for manufacturers like Wright. But it also represents an opportunity, should Americans be wise enough to embrace it, to reduce the nation’s stubbornly high unemployment rate.

    Driving the skilled-labor shortage is a remarkable resurgence in American manufacturing. Since 2009, the number of job openings in manufacturing has been rising, with average annual earnings of $73,000, well above the average earnings in education, health services, and many other fields, according to Bureau of Labor Statistics data.

    Tool and Die Makers Desperately Casting for Workers

    Eighty percent of the USA's 5,800 tool and die firms — small firms with an average 30 employees — are seeking one to five workers, estimates Dave Tilstone, head of the National Tool & Machining Association.
    Fledgling workers typically complete four-year apprenticeships, after which they can make $60,000 a year. "Johnny and Mary don't have to go to college to make a decent living," Tilstone says.

    If Obama had been listening, he'd find out that billions of dollars could have been saved be telling the public wshere the jobs could be found instead of sending students, some of who were not candidates for college to school where they would end up without a future at the end of the career without the training they really needed.

    Good job Obama. Not listening, again.
     
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    People are making $1000 a week with no experience. Jobs are waiting. Kids are coming out of highschool to take these jobs! On Fox now.

    Companies are training their own people.
     
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    Maybe another answer is we are paying people not to work...:mad:
     
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    Singling out Obama for this is just not fair.

    Out entire society under values mechanical skills and over-values acedemic skills. This is because we've evolved from a master/slave soceity (barely). Our system is based on maintaining a social order, not on capitalist economic by any means.

    I have 2 sons, one is acedemically gifted, the other is mechanically gifted. The school system promotes the acedemically gifted son, but all but ignores the mechanically gifted son. His abilities are not valued. But which one of these two is going to create wealth in his life time?

    One of the primary reasons that the U.S. economy is faultering is that we devalue labor and promote non-wealth creating skills...more social skills than any real skills. Service industries do NOT create wealth.

    Meanwhile, the Chinese are focusing on labor intensive industries. This is why the U.S. economy is faultering and the Chinese economy is growing. Those who create wealth own the world.

    It's hard to imagine but there was a time when Americans were world famous for their work ethics...for their labor. Nowadays Americans don't do the labor thing...we hav immigrants for that. G.W.B. once said that illegal immgrants work at jobs that Americans won't do. That's prmarily becuase those jobs don't pay, but also because, we as a soceity look down on labor job.

    If anything you've created a wonderful argument for accusing Obama of not being enough of a leftist.

    If people were paid on par with their productive value, the whole world's economic order would be reversed.
     
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    If you go to college. study something useful like engineering. Don't wast your time on liberal arts crap like Medieval History or Sociology. Of course most people don't have the brains for engineering and they should skip college.
     
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    Damn right. Most high-paying jobs are in non-productive fields like law or banking or entertainment.
     
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    It's all because they want a chance to brainwash you into the socialism cuture of the academy. It's amazing what these people think and defend.
     
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    He has promoted the fact that he wants everyone to go to college, ignoring the fact that not everyone are college bound material and we don't have the jobs for everyone to go that career path.

    1.The Pell grant subsidies could be going into vocational schools where we need to train skilled labor workers.

    2. Colleges now offer remedial reading and writing classes proving that non college material students are entering colleges and they just don't belong there.

    3. The money going into the grants are pushing up the costs of college for everyone who is not considered needy and making the middle class trying to pay for college when it is a insurmountable cost when it isn't necessary.

    4. Government has paid so many NOT to work that welfare recipients are claiming there are no jobs out there when inexperienced 18 year olds with a work ethic are pulling down incomes unthought of years before.

    5. I'm a fiscal conservative, not a rightwing nut looking to blame Obama for all the world's ills. He's wrong about touting that all the needy should be going to to four year programs (or even everyone) when they should be looking at the market and their own particular aptitudes.

    Stop with the over doing of Pell grants and burdensome student loans that taxpayers have to pay for when the answer is out there waiting for the people already without any cost to them or taxpayers.
     
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    Amazon is opening a call center near here.
    About 300 or so jobs over the next year or so.
    several thousand applicants already.
    Pays around $10/hr.
     
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    We recently had 200 Jobs here come up at a pretty good Union Show that makes Parts for a Defense Contractor. over 30,000 thousand people applied.


    What a great economy.
     

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