President Trump Signs Initiative Expanding Support For Private Apprenticeship Programs…

Today President Donald Trump signed an executive order authorizing a program to create investment in private companies designing apprenticeship programs meant to fill some of the 6 million open jobs in the U.S.  Trump signed an executive order to roughly double to $200 million the taxpayer money spent on learn-to-earn programs. The money would come from existing job training programs within the Labor Department.

“We’re training people to have great jobs and high paying jobs,” Trump said at a White House ceremony. “We’re here today to celebrate the dignity of work and the greatness of the American worker.”

President Trump is directing the government to review and streamline some 43 workforce programs across 13 agencies.  Mr. Trump was reluctant to spend more federal funds on apprenticeships, so the financial boost is designed to come from existing money.

Companies have complained that they can’t find trained people to fill highly technical jobs, and apprenticeship programs have sprung up around the country. To qualify for federal subsidies for a program, companies will register with the Labor Department and adhere to specific guidelines and expectaions.

Under Trump’s order, private industry would have more flexibility but still need to register in order to measure results.  The Labor Department will be in charge or monitoring the apprenticeships but under broader standards.

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94 Responses to President Trump Signs Initiative Expanding Support For Private Apprenticeship Programs…

  1. Eric Kennedy says:

    It’s great that he is doing this.

    Unfortunately, it’s getting ZERO exposure.

    I suspect that is one of the tactics of the current Dem tactics.

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    • Eric Kennedy says:

      typo… “goals of the current Dem tactics.”

      Liked by 6 people

    • ALEX says:

      Absolutely. I never had any illusions they would even without the Russia garbage, but this is good for people.

      Liked by 5 people

    • R-C says:

      The only ‘exposure’ it needs is the success stories it will spawn. MILLIONS will take advantage, and launch rewarding careers.

      Liked by 12 people

    • fred2w says:

      Don’t worry. We Treepers can increase exposure of this good news by email and social media to friends and family.

      Liked by 7 people

    • fleporeblog says:

      Eric they are paying attention! Generation Z is the workforce that will embrace our Lion’s Apprenticeship program and carry Trumpism forward for the next 50+ years. It is truly a marriage made in HEAVEN!

      http://www.dailywire.com/news/12785/gop-tsunami-looms-generation-z-skews-republican-lemuel-pitkin#exit-modal

      From the article linked above:

      You know all those teenagers with their face plastered in their iPhones, the ones skateboarding everywhere and whiling away their free time playing video games? Turns out they’re actually paying attention to politics — and they aren’t big fans of the only political party they’ve known up until now, the Democrats.

      A new national survey by My College Options and the Hispanic Heritage Foundation gathered info from a whopping 50,000 “Generation Z” high school students ages 14 to 18 to gauge their political attitudes on the 2016 election. In what will surely be a surprise to the older generations yelling at Gen Z to get off our lawns, the survey found that a majority identify as Republican.

      While all these kids will be able to vote in the 2020 election, let’s take first-time voters alone to start. The survey found that 46 percent of the 18-year-olds surveyed voted for Trump; just 31 percent went for Hillary Clinton. Sure, 6 percent said they “would choose not to vote in this election,” but just 11 percent went third party.

      THIS IS AMERICANA at its best! Our Lion preparing the way for the future! I get so emotional when I watched that video knowing that the future is bright and AMERICANS will fulfill those 6 million plus jobs! Their kids will be told about the Lion that saved America. They will be brought up in homes that parents are financially able to make it and prosper.

      Here is an image that shows the love between our Lion and his cubs (Generation Z)!

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      • Fe says:

        Oh I Love that Lion picture, thanks Flep for another great post 😊

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Fe we can so easily get caught up in the minutia day in and day out and not see the big picture. The future is incredible and we have the next generation to thank for that. They will be brought up understanding and appreciating WINNING!

          That will be their bar for all future Presidents!

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      • Eric Kennedy says:

        Yes, but will they correctly see that Trump was the impetus behind it all? I’m not so sure.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          They will because the economy is on the cusp of an explosion that hasn’t been seen since Ronald Reagan. Our President hinted to the GDP number that is going to be released shortly for the 2nd Quarter. These kids will be walking into 6 figure jobs as welders, mechanics etc.

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        • Ron says:

          Don’t worry, President Trump will be sure to remind them 🙂 You think he’s going to let something go and not get credit for it? This initiative will help people, and President Trump will make sure we all know about it.

          If you won’t toot your own horn…. who will?

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      • Tim702 says:

        As a long time tradesman that served an apprenticeship, I’m pleased we finally got to have a President that’s aware of the opportunities it offers.
        As far back as the 60’s, maybe more, an apprentice partner is referred to as my cub. This is even more appropriate now.

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        • fleporeblog says:

          Tim702 thanks for sharing that! CUB love it!

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        • Mr. Morris says:

          For many years now politicians of all stripes seem to have disparagingly looked down their collective noses at non college educated people. This is snobbery of the first order.
          Skilled men and women in the trades are vital to our nations sucess. The apprenticeship programs provide an avenue for talented people. It is a marvelous thing that President Trump is pushing the valued apprenticeship program that promotes and unites so many people.

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          • Tim702 says:

            Absolutely! I’ve seen that on job sites before. Lately it’s the recent college graduate with no field experience, made a safety coordinator. Some of them enjoy sending workers home for the day. Repeat offenders can and will lose their job.
            I’ve worked on big Vegas jobs where we had a daily safety meeting. Basically it was 15 minutes of what will get you fired. It was a large crew, and we lost a couple a week.

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      • Remember the nationwide high school mock presidential election last year? DJT won. The enemedia was apoplectic about how it could possibly have happened. There were a few pundits that drew the line from the kitchen table to the Nov election and made the connection that crooked Hillary was in serious trouble. The enemedia chose to ignore them.

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      • Anita Keller says:

        Thank you Flep for this upbeat info. So tired of the doom and gloom stuff. Love the picture too.

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    • Kaco says:

      He is doing so much that they don’t know or refuse to get. All they care about it raising the minimum wage! Not good middle class jobs, the fools!

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    • Aparition42 says:

      On the contrary, it may well be one of PDJT’s tactics. The corporate sales media is the enemy. We don’t want them spinning this. The only people that find out about what’s really going on are the people like us who actually seek out real news about what’s actually happening instead of the high-school drama on cable. The rest f the country finds out what’s happening from us. The truth of this administration is sailing right past the old guard through social media while more and more people are turning off cable if for no other reason than that it’s the same boring story every single night.

      That’s why they’re so desperate to clamp down on twitter, facebook, and blogs, but it’s too late. Less than two percent of Americans even read newspapers, much less believe them (I bet a good chunk of that number are just getting them for the funnies and coupons). Only 57% of adults claim they “often” get news from TV, but how many of that number actually mean they sit down and watch the news rather than catch something while their at the dentist’s office or during a commercial break? And that number is spread out across every single channel. The talking heads are shouting into empty rooms. WE are the media now.

      Those numbers are already more than a year old, btw. It’s probably even more dismal now. http://www.journalism.org/2016/07/07/pathways-to-news/

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    • The Networks were broadcasting it!

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  2. Magagirl says:

    I love that he said “dignity of work”. God made us since the beginning to work, that’s what we have to offer Him, a job well done.
    This program will help a lot of families and young people. Thank you Mr President!

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    • MK Wood says:

      “dignity of work”

      I was about to mention this. It caught my attention as soon as he said it. Something far too many do not comprehend. God expects us to work. Man is nothing if he does not work.

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      • The Tundra PA says:

        Exactly, MK Wood. And man cannot be happy if he does not work. (With, obviously, “work” being defined as doing something productive which contributes to society; and that includes things like charity work, or raising children, not just paid jobs.)

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      • kate says:

        Yes, work is dignity. We can see for ourselves what the people who are young or even older and listen to their rhetoric and foul language, see the looks on their faces if you can see under their face coverings, smell the stench of them if we need to be close to them, these are the people living off of the taxpayers, who don’t want to work, useless parisites.

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    • PDQ says:

      yes. that is why dangling the carrot if welfare is a huge disservice to many.

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    • SpanglishKC says:

      It’s something his Mom taught him. His Excellency credited his Mom during the election for this. God bless you and rest in peace Mama Trump. You did a great job with your boy.

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  3. justme928 says:

    And who would oppose such a program? Unions.

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    • R-C says:

      Not so! The unions themselves offer limited apprenticeship programs. The Associated Builders and Contractors, for example, offers a comprehensive apprenticeship program that includes night school.

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      • Chuck says:

        Not so. I am a former union president and was chairman of their apprentice program for 6 years. Raising the skill set of the whole work force benefits union and non union workers.
        The construction trade unions ( the smallest sector of unions in general) have very comprehensive apprentice programs.
        Let’s now try and get the school systems involved. Bring back shop class!

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        • R-C says:

          (At first I thought you were disagreeing with me. But I see you are not.)

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        • Tim702 says:

          My lathing apprenticeship started in the early 80’s. I had class once a week at a local junior college. There were several other trade classrooms side by side.
          Now apprentices are pulled off the job for a week to attend class without pay. In Las Vegas it’s held at a union owned facility. Most of my grey beard brothers voted Trump as well.

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        • Aparition42 says:

          Better than shop class, I was briefly in a program that sent me to an actual vo-tech college for the second half of the school day so I could study drafting. Other students were taking things like optometry and dental technician courses. Sadly I moved before I could finish the two year course, but I’ve always wondered why such things aren’t more common. Most trades don’t actually need a college degree and getting people into the workforce two to four years earlier and student-loan free has enormous benefits that far outweigh the loss of general knowledge about classic literature and gender studies at $550 a credit hour.

          I wouldn’t mind paying taxes to send people to school for free if that school were actually preparing them for a real job in a reasonable amount of time and not funding the megalithic university racket. You can read Chaucer on your own time and you don’t need a tenured professor with a six-figure salary to tell you what it means.

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          • nimrodman says:

            You can read Chaucer on your own time …

            … also Post-modern Lesbian Interpretive Dance

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          • The University racket is about to see massive reductions in enrollment, as apprenticeships multiply, with Yuge competition for students, declining tuition rates, reductions in admin staff, dropping pay and retirement for educators, and disappearing endowments over terrible stats for graduate employment in fields of study.

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        • booger71 says:

          My dad began as an apprentice glazier after WW2. The only problem he ever had with the Union Boss is when he (Boss) tried to tell my dad he couldn’t work for a glass company (the company asked specifically for my dad to work on a construction project). My dad told Boss if he is big enough to stop him..then give it a try. The Boss backed down. This type of behavior was quite prevalent during the late 40’s to the 70’s in the construction trades in southern Missouri..Union bosses trying to reward buddies against workers he may not have liked. I don’t know if it still goes on, but you are right about one thing..the trade unions have the best apprentice and journeyman program in the country.

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    • Michael says:

      Wrong!
      I taught at our local Union hall. We tax ourselves to run the best apprenticeships schools anywhere. Our 4 year apprenticeships last about as long as a college degree program EXCEPT our students are earning a decent wage from day one AND have no school debt. NO school debt upon graduation! Annual income $35-$70k if there is work. At least until the work was “outsourced” to illegal workers. Our money is not sent to Mexico in the form of remittance it is spent here. Taxes paid here. Trucks and homes and food bought here employing other Americans. Paying for our own healthcare.

      We also offer VIP training programs for military members near separation.

      I’m Union and I voted MAGA!

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      • Aparition42 says:

        Sadly the word “Union” has been usurped by a small number of very loud socialists. Real trade unions (electricians, welders, etc) that represent skilled labor are getting slandered by socialist organizations that rabble-rouse unskilled labor for political purposes. Perhaps the word “guild” would be more appropriate for the organizations that actually train a specific skill and work to advance the safety and knowledge within the industry.

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      • Kaco says:

        I communicated with many union workers over at Breitbart comments during the campaign that were supporting Trump. Glad you also saw through to vote Trump! I told my sister-in-law they were voting Trump and she didn’t believe me. Now we see the blue wall has fallen. If only our President’s agenda would pass without all this resistance, I believe him when he says we’d win until we’re sick of it! 🙂

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    • navysquid says:

      Unions are one reason why I think the Trump Presidency (election) has changed the landscape of American politics for several generations. Unions, how we HAVE viewed them, were the people in shops, trades, mechanics, engineers, auto, airline, etc that voted heavily Democrat.

      After decades of being taken advantage of by their OWN leadership and seeing too little come back to them or outright losing their jobs in the last decade they decided to vote for a “working man’s billionaire” in Donald J Trump. He has immediately rewarded them in new or saving their jobs in the auto, steel, and all other industries. He has done more in six months (by opening up the floodgates and signing deregulations) than the Democrat Party has done for Union workers in decades.

      Because of these E.O.’s and legislation signed, the Union industry (workers not leaders), IMO, will now look to what Pres Trump and NOT the Republican Party has done for them and will vote his way at least in the next presidential election and the R Party better pay attention to why this happened!!

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      • Kaco says:

        Yes, I had my own conversation with the RNC a couple weeks ago when they called, long conversation and this caller agreed with me. I told them they have an opportunity to seize this and do the right thing by the American people and they will be in power indefinitely, and then we’ll ALL win!

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    • Chuck says:

      You guys would be astonished at how many in the construction trades are die hard Trump supporters.

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  4. helmhood says:

    If this gets more young people into trade programs and out of the indoctrination camps (Academia), it will be great.

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  5. LKA in LA says:

    God bless President Trump!

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  6. ALEX says:

    This type of thing is common in Europe and I know the President discussed the German model when he met with Merkel…Those six million jobs should be snapped up, but we shouldn’t kid ourselves on how bad the work ethic combined with schooling is in large swaths of this country..This isn’t 1950 and it’s killing us…

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    • Yes, ALEX! A key problem with schooling is that students are taught to work for grades, not money. So reward for work well done just isn’t there. This is not my original idea, I got it from a woman who as highly successful in getting veterans and people who had not worked for a long time all back to work.

      To apply for a job, she said all they need is a suit and willingness to work at a job – any job. They MUST learn all the benefits of working, she noted, not just the paycheck, but the sense of pride, the camaraderie, the regular rhythm of life on the job.

      Another non-original idea I have is that workers need cars that work. Not buses. Not light rail. Not cute little trams or trolleys. Cars = so they can get to any job location. This idea came from research done by the Cascade Policy Institute of Portland, Oregon.

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    • navysquid says:

      So true! Work ethic is something this new Generation Z is lacking…My wife and daughter are both teachers at our local high school and they come home and tell me so many stories of these students that make you shake your head at how much they want done FOR them by the teachers. Many, not all, show such a lack of motivation.

      Back in my day of school (70’s-80’s) you maybe had 2-5 slacker kids in the classroom and everyone else at least trying to succeed even if they weren’t the brightest. Today it is almost reversed with 4-8 kids that are succeeding and the remaining 25-30 students just wanting the period to end and showing no self-initiation. I have witnessed it myself in my wife/daughter’s classroom. It is maddening actually…

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  7. R-C says:

    I applaud this action!

    I spent 3 years of my life as an Army recruiter, interviewing “America’s Youth” in my district.

    Every day, I asked high-schoolers: “What are you going to do after you graduate?” The answer was almost universal: “Go to college”.

    I’d then probe them: “What are you going to study?” –“Do you know how much that will cost?” *(Usually met with an “I dunno” answer–very, very few were ‘driven’ to be a doctor, or some such).

    “Who is going to pay for it?” Ah. Now that question would either get a “My parents” answer, or another “I dunno” answer.

    The high school guidance counselors and parents had so thoroughly indoctrinated these kids that they were willing to throw away 4 years on a college degree, with no knowledge of WHY they were going in the first place–and no real idea what it would get them–with the prospect of starting out their life under crushing debt. I found that stunning and sad.

    Even the ‘grease monkey’ guys who spent all of their days turning wrenches on their jalopies were all going to a 4-year college. None of them even considered any alternatives–their indoctrination had NOT included any sort of critical thinking skills; no ability to evaluate the downstream consequences of making poor decisions. The prevailing ‘wisdom’ in my district was, “Go to college, or you’ll be useless”.

    Now, I didn’t expect even 1% of these kids to sign up for the Army. I knew better, especially in my recruiting district (which was a hard-left anti-American enclave). Also, most of these kids were on Ritalin, or had asthma–both disqualifiers.

    But I was curious. So I took their pulse, daily.

    I’ve heard Mike Rowe and Jesse James speak on the value of entering the trades, many times. I also applaud them for their efforts to turn kids away from a useless degree, and toward a fruitful career.

    And I definitely applaud President Trump for tapping into this almost-lost concept of apprenticeship–this will definitely prime the pump with lasting effect.

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    • redtreesquirrel says:

      One note about the reason so many young people decide on college….. It has become standard practice in corporations that no matter how long a person has been with their company, how well they perform on their job or how many times they’ve proven their worth, there is no way to be promoted to management positions without a 4 yr degree. You either have one, or resign yourself to staying a machinist (or whatever) forever.

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    • MK says:

      I’m in the packaging industry and set a table up for a local high school job fair. Every parent or student asked the same question. “What job guarantee fid I get after completing your program.” None was my reply because I wasn’t offering one. The purpose of my display was to show all the disciplines in packaging. Equipment, fabrication, PLC, controls, Film structures, chemistry, plastics, Thermoform, graphics, due lines, corrugated, cartons…the list is endless. What it demonstrates is students and adults have no ability to look at information and connect opportunities. Otherwise it’s just another waste of tax dollars.

      I against any government funding of job programs. If industry wants qualified workers they should train in house and tie it to a service contract.

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      • Totally agree, MK! This was going to be the first time I parted company, policy-wise with our President, UNTIL I read that the tax money going to his programs would come from already-existing government programs! Expect a lot of screaming, soon.

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    • navysquid says:

      Much of the problem of “you are not going to go anywhere in life unless you have a college degree” is people of my generation (’40s-’50s) and our parents (’60s-’70s) because that was what we told relentlessly throughout our elementary and high school years…hence, what happened is many people my age abandoned the trades of learning to be an electrician, plumber, construction, concrete, etc and we were all sent off to be indoctrinated by leftists because that was what was pushed by our generation that you were nothing unless you had a college degree.

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  8. Bob Thoms says:

    This is a wonderful concept and I hope businesses (big and small) embrace it.

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  9. What is wrong with a bit of military service to be sure they can learn to be useful? Go Navy!

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    • joshua says:

      many many of the high school graduates cannot join the military out of high school. Why? Because they were told they were ADD or ADHD and put on Ritalin or attention deficit meds that are actually methamphetimines…and they cannot joint the military…any branch, until they have been OFF these for AN ENTIRE YEAR…..not just a drug test like Home Depot….but proof of NO PRESCRIPTIONS for such drugs…..the recruiters come on campus constantly, but cannot get the recruits for this major reason. also, the military is high tech, and they do not WANT the behavior and discipline problem kids who do not learn and cannot do math or computers.

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  10. fedback says:

    Ivanka has been the driving force behind this project.
    She arranged the round table meeting with German CEOs at the WH. Germany is the leader in apprenticeship programs, being an industrial powerhouse.
    These programs will also lead to less young people being indoctrinated in college

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  11. magatrump says:

    This is an awesome idea put forth by our Lion and his daughter. This is such an innovative and bright idea which uses the private sector partnering with government to get the job done!
    MAGA

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  12. pyromancer76 says:

    Great way to bring back “teen-age” employment and learning about life after the long attempt to put illegals in those jobs (pretend they are for grownups and mandate minimum wage) and to disenable and dumb-down our young people.

    A chance for “kids” to look forward to developing their initiative and skills in the real world.

    They can still get a “college education” if they know what personal purposes that education serves. Eliminate debt and dependency as a primary outcome. Brilliant.

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  13. Paul says:

    This country cannot exist without skilled trades, at all levels.

    I work for the US division of a German company, and this is a very big part of their culture. One of the reasons they are so successful economically.

    They have restarted a similar program in our local schools. But it is laughable. The picture that was published in our local paper showed twice as many administrators as students!

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  14. moe2004 says:

    Going to make sure my twenty three year old son tries this program out. He went to Community College and graduated, no loans we managed to pay as he went. Sam has epilepsy, controlled now, but going back to school we all think would be wasteful given he just does not know what he wants to do and school is very hard for him. He has two part time jobs, both leading to no place. I’m excited about this program and can’t wait to look into it further.

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    • Hard to believe both of his jobs lead to no place. Even flipping burgers can lead to being named manager of a local franchise, then hopping on the mgt ladder if he wants to. The other alternative is to educate himself from the library at whatever he wants to know about. Just for fun.
      Even a counter job in some kind of retail sales can be highly valuable due to meeting the customers and getting positive feedback from them because he as met a need they had. That always makes people happy and that happiness sticks on the sales person. Also, he’ll learn other skills almost by osmosis – inventory, record-keeping, and again social life w/co-workers.
      I’ve written dozens of career stories and not one of them led nowhere!

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      • joshua says:

        your story is not real…..the lack of jobs under Obama made all lower level managers fight to hold on to their full time positions, and most new employees were given part time less than 30 hour jobs so they did not qualify for insurance coverage…and the retail businesses laid OFF tons of lower management as their profits were squeezed too…..the good workers are taken advantage of so the slacker managers can coast…and they are not young folks that moved up…many are retired older folks that have experience, but maybe suplemental income and can exist on the low wages of retail jobs…..and the kids cannot make change, cannot speak English or communicate, or get to work on time consistently.

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  15. “President Trump is directing the government to review and streamline some 43 workforce programs across 13 agencies. Mr. Trump was reluctant to spend more federal funds on apprenticeships, so the financial boost is designed to come from existing money.”
    I so like this we have much waste in the Government redirect monies from failing programs putting it to better use. MAGA

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  16. Ron says:

    One of the things he said was, a job you can look forward to going to in the morning.

    I never knew what a big deal that was, until I got a job like that. There is a false premise in America that you have to hate your job.

    He once mentioned in the primaries, when talking about this, that not only are many people unemployed, many of them that are employed aren’t happily employed.

    When you’re doing work you enjoy, you’ll be much better at it, which means you’ll be more successful, which means you’ll make more money.

    It’s a nuance, but it’s Yuge.

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    • KBR says:

      In addition to the point that you can like your job:

      You do not have to like everything, everyday in order to “like your job” in general. No job is going to be sunshine & roses all the time: very little in life is like that.

      We need to get kids to recognize

      That “liking a job” is not the same thing as utopia.

      That “liking a job” is not the same thing as waking up ecstatic on Monday mornings, glad the weekend is over; in fact many jobs require some weekend work or shift work!

      That mature kind of thinking needs to be instilled, along with the ability to take the bad with the good about a job, weigh them, and determine which is greater.

      Sometimes it is not all about liking a job but rather liking the fact that you have one.

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  17. Laid off again at age 32, instead of going back to school, I did a government program for computers. I went to a trade school for 40 hours a week for 6 months. It was grueling. I doubled my income within 3 months of completing the schooling. I feel blessed to have been able to do this and buy a home. One main issue they had, you had to be at least 28 and put up 1/2 the cost of the schooling. Once they implemented this the success rates skyrocketed. The government was going to pull their funding due to bad results. They followed my progress for about 5 years. It CAN WORK but only if there’s some skin in the game for the worker or else it’s just another freebie.

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    • KBR says:

      Back in the day, there was something called “on the job training,” which was a respected way to get job skills. It was ALL on the companies’ expense, not governmental at all.

      Who believes that all skilled factory workers in 1960 had a college degree? And nobody expected every kid to go to college. And managers often did come from the ranks: common sense said that the man who knew the job and already knew the employees was the best choice.

      Elites thought college education was “better than,” but “skilled workers” thought college men were what we now call “pajama boys” but then were called “pansies or patsies.” (At least in polite company: back then men using profanity in public often got their jaws knocked in. Men did not appreciate such language in front of children!)

      Later on, the “everybody who is worthy of life should go to college” lie started. Probably by college elite leftists wanting to get richer and spread marxism at the same time.

      All “skilled workers” soon began to be called “unskilled labor” who did not have some kind…any kind…of sheepskin, whether or not it had the slightest application to the job at hand. And at that time no worker could moveup to manager without one.

      Another case of using WORDs and making new definitions to control the culture. That evolved into “PC.”

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      • navysquid says:

        KBR…I said similar statement above! totallyagree

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      • G. Combs says:

        There are courses designed for those promoted to foreman. You can take accounting classes and sales classes and management classes… at the local Community college. The problem is corporate management of BANKER CONTROLLED corporations want a masters in business Admin instead. After all the banks make mucho $$$$ off the student loans.

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        • joshua says:

          uh…..great on paper…but go check out the experience level of community college teachers that are going to explain SALES and anything other than basic level debit and credit accounting…..MBA in Bus Adm in today a joke and only gets the HR and Interviewing resume sorters interest….but means NOTHING in work ethic, values, attendance and committment. Degrees from institutions employing liberal drones for teaching are a waste of time and money.

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  18. Publius2016 says:

    God Bless President Trump and speedy recovery to Majority Whip Scalise and all the injured. This program is so important to MAGA! Enough of the fake news and fake degrees. Let’s get down to honest business and honest work where you earn while you learn!

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  19. Midnight Rambler says:

    It’s worth the 250 million just to see the President having fun.

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  20. Mike Watson says:

    I am distrustful of the vague additional $200K from “other programs.” Is this an annual expenditure? So, what programs were abolished and how many Department of Education people were terminated? Was the federal work force decreased?
    Is there a PDF file annotating all the expenses and burdens of this program?

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    • KBR says:

      President Trump called for each department to identify wasteful spending and redundant programs. Those reports went to him. I trust him.

      Perhaps some of this money came from experiments in “the learning development of tadpoles in becoming frogs” and “the learning processes of garden slugs” type programs FAIK.

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  21. Disgusted says:

    Now what happens to the whole generation between 25 and 35 right now who did it all wrong, so far? Totally into themselves, playing games all day. Not working after school or summers, unaware of appropriate appearance for jobs, assuming their futures would depend on free community college sociology departments and minimal wage jobs? Many spent years on prescribed behavior modifying drugs, etc. I’m hoping the kids who are now coming up after them will want to work at NOT being like their older siblings, and they will have a TRUMP GENERATION advantage! They won’t be given names like Generation X or Slackers! I send my hopes for them now as they are following politics rather than facebook, trying to start their own businesses and avoiding traps like drugs, tattoo parlors, smoking and alcohol, assuming they will grow up free and independent from big government and their parents’ subsidies!

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    • joshua says:

      Read Ben Sasse’s book on Adulthood….cannot stand the MAN, but the book is wisdom as to what these wasted life kiddos have to do to reach independence ON THEIR OWN.

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  23. PDQ says:

    Our son went vocational, Associate’s degree in HVAC Technology…4.0 GPA…perfect job for him.
    We are both engineers…I had to get over him not getting a 4 year degree…I was so wrong…glad PDJT is pushing this wonderful initiative.

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  24. Pam says:

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  25. joshua says:

    when holding a job and showing up and performing the employers expected tasks for the money offered becomes acceptable to the employee and he stops bitching and moaning about it, there will be a chance for America to regain its leadership in creating stuff and grown up is not an age issue but a maturity issue of Adulthood…..

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