Rick Santorum made a good point, when he said, that a university education is not for everyone, and pursuing the industrial arts should be respected as highly as any other choice for a career. We need to develop highly skilled workers in order to attract middle class jobs to Nevada, and the skill level of our workforce is key to attracting them, and to diversifying our economy, and supporting a healthy Middle Class.
A healthy Middle Class, is the key to Nevada’s financial future.
The German apprentice program will be the model for our apprenticeship program, (SEE BELOW THE ARTICLE ABOUT GERMAN YOUTH) and is one reason why Germany is the preeminent economy in Europe. Germany, is not having any of the financial troubles that plague many other parts of Europe, and their premier apprentice programs is one of the reasons they avoided the Euro disaster.
Many young people, as young as 16 years of age, are ready mentally, intellectually, and temperamentally to join the workforce, but they lack opportunity. I will create an apprenticeship program available to every qualified company. This will allow students in the apprentice program, who show a sincere effort, to work part of their school day as they learn, and earn $ as they do!
Educational aims will be adjusted to measure these students effectively, and it will be augmented by distance learning and class room time every day!
We will have experts to guide them, and to make sure they have better than average reading and reasoning ability. The reason we will make such an issue of it is because, reasoning and reading is what will make these workers able to adjust to the new challenges they will face in their career as they move along. It will be essential to their CONTINUING SUCCESS, and so that is why we will emphasize reading and reasoning in this program, in addition to the incredible practical skills they will master.
My apprentice program will also LOWER THE DROP OUT RATE and help to keep students in school through the difficult middle school years. Many middle school students who will be interested in this program will make the extra effort to make sure the stay in school to qualify, and since it starts at 16, they will not have long to wait!
Parents will be better able to direct a highly motivate middle school student that might have dropped out otherwise, who is now hoping to get into the apprentice program, as soon as they are 16 years old!. To remain in the program students will be required to graduate high school, and to show REASONABLE normal progress, as they move along. Anyone, who is actually trying to avoid their high school education through this program, will be dismissed.
Companies that hire drop outs later, will also be removed from the program.
For those of you who want further information, see the article below from back in 2009. The German Program has continued to be an outstanding success. France, next door to Germany, has an extremely high percentage of jobless youth, because they have a very weak apprenticeship program.
These ideas are the fruits of the extensive travel and study that I have done, visiting almost 100 countries over the last ten years, and seeing what they are doing there, up close and personal. YOU MAY SEE THE ADVANTAGES OF VOTING FOR A SENATOR THAT KNOWS THE WORLD AS WELL AS I DO.
VOTE FOR LOUIS MACIAS ON JUNE 12TH, FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES FOR YOUR CHILDREN!
The Apprentice: Germany’s Answer to Jobless Youth
Longstanding government programs that encourage companies to train young people are curbing Germany’s pain, even during a global economic crisis
By Jack Ewing
Europe October 7, 2009
In most countries, giving up full-time schooling at age 15 would seem like a bad plan. But for Christian Dietrich, who lives in the German village of Ketsch, outside Heidelberg, the move made sense. Three years ago, Dietrich became an apprentice at Helmut Herbert, a large plumbing contractor in nearby Bensheim, alternating two weeks of on-the-job training with one week of classes. Now 18, Dietrich will qualify next year in what are traditionally separate trades: heating, plumbing, and air-conditioning. He’s proud of his accomplishment. “You used to have to call three technicians. Now you only need one,” says Dietrich, already making a sales pitch for his company.