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Trump to Introduce Apprenticeship Program to Deal With Student Debt

Trump to Introduce Apprenticeship Program to Deal With Student Debt

“programs that place students into high-paying careers”

This is good news. The Trump administration has got to take steps to deal with student debt.

The Washington Examiner reports:

Trump touts plan for students to ‘earn while they learn’

President Trump on Friday touted his administration’s new apprenticeship program as a way for young adults to “earn while they learn” instead of taking out student loans to earn a four-year degree.

“Our Apprenticeship Initiative will make it dramatically easier for employers, industry groups and unions to create exciting new apprenticeship programs that place students into high-paying careers. Instead of being racked with crushing student debt, those who participate will earn while they learn — think of that: earn while they learn,” Trump said in his weekly address about the executive order he signed Thursday.

Trump, who two years ago today promised to “be the greatest jobs president that God ever created” while announcing his bid for president, has focused his recent weekly statements on ways in which his administration is trying to build the economy by creating more, better-paying jobs.

Trump’s plan focuses on blue-collar industries where many employees are not required to attend college or a post-bachelor’s degree; nonetheless, careers in which “there is dignity in every honest job, and there is nobility in every honest worker.”


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TheIconoclast | June 19, 2017 at 8:17 am

This is really great. Mike Rowe has a lot to say about the importance of so-called blue collar jobs, among them that there are six million unfilled positions and that people can earn as much as six figures doing them.

Government student loan programs has created a generation or more of radicalized students who have racked up huge debts while in many cases obtaining few bankable skills. The government created this crisis, gouging the taxpayers all along the way, vastly increasing the cost of tuition, yet somehow is unable to deal with it in the obvious way, which is to start cutting back.

The Internet remains a wildcard. Already, motivated students can get a serious education, basically for free. And people will hire competent software developers, for instance, regardless of whether or not they have a degree.

Fun times.

    notamemberofanyorganizedpolicital in reply to TheIconoclast. | June 19, 2017 at 4:39 pm

    I agree with you on all points.

    In today’s environment, I would advise people to first go to a trade school, and then only sometime in the future pick up college business classes – to help them manage their own business!