There goes fringe extremistÂ Mike Rowe using inflammatory wordsÂ like “work” and “jobs” and “training” again. Doesn’t he know about “trigger warnings”?
In theory, higher education should be a major issue discussed in the 2016 Presidential campaign. Marco Rubio put forward a plan to reform it. Hillary Clinton (and Bernie Sanders)Â put forward a plan to spend more of other people’s money on it.
You say tomato, I say gimme your money you rich bastard. Also, let’s make salsa.
Mike Rowe has an even simpler plan…
Right now, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, nearly 3,000,000 jobs are available for those who are willing to learn a skill thatâ€™s in demand. The vast majority of these jobs do not require a four-year degree; they require training. Fortunately, many excellent training facilities exist all over the country. And yet, none of those schools are ever included in the â€śTop 100 Colleges in America.â€ť Why?
Last year, my foundation sent dozens of people to trade schools that most parents have never heard of, to pursue skills that few guidance counselors affirmatively encourage. Many of these jobs lead to six-figure salaries, quickly. Iâ€™ve partnered with several companies that assist potential employees with vocational training. Caterpillar has a program that will train you for free to be a Dealer Technician. Categorically, I can tell you that these people love their work. Many have gone on to start their own business.
Why do you think that is? A more cynical mind would say a big reason could be that the left can’t indoctrinate students in trade schools. It’s hard to force leftist ideologyÂ onto someone when they are learning a trade and something useful. Imagine pushing trigger warnings and gender studies while learning about the difference between AC and DC power. Or how racist America is, now here change this copper pipe.Â The propaganda is an easier sell in Political Science, Humanities or philosophy. While learning tangible skills to turn you into a successful electrician… not so much.
“Good job stripping those wires Harold, now read this Chomsky and get back to me with a full thesis by Monday.”
Those more cynical minds are most likely right.