Right now there are 3 Million open jobs in this country waiting for a skilled worker to take the job. The manufacturer will not pay someone to learn here because it is too expensive. Years ago there was on the job training for veterans and poor people and internships too. Americans are stupid, well not intelligent just unskilled and I blame it on our laws that do not protect jobs in this country and especially on our schools.
We have schools that are very good in preparing an elite group of students to be what is called college bound. They take honors classes and AP classes which is advanced planning difficult classes so they can master the ACT test or SAT test. Get great scores and then be accepted to a college and try to overcome the $50,000 per year to get a degree. There is NO guarantee and no specific job waiting out there for anyone. They still have to sell themselves to a company. Not an easy way to start real productive lives. When I went to college in the 70’s college was free no debt following me.
Teach them plumbing, electrical skills, bank job skills, most importantly give tax breaks to manufacturing companies to teach American workers how to run the machines that can make the products we love and keep the wages in this country. The political guys could care less because even after this election President Obama and most members of Congress kept their 6 figure jobs. Meanwhile every month since January 2009 more than 20 Million Americans have been either out of work or under employed.
Manufacturing usually require, even if it is a tiny fastener for products , computer controlled machines that make precision parts. Measurements to a thousandths of an inch and sometimes the thickness of a piece of paper. Companies need workers that can program the computers, operate the machines, fix them and then make sure the results are up to speculation. These jobs do not require rocket scientists but need people that know how to do stuff other than serve you your favorite kind of sweet whipped creamed coffee.