From the Desk of
Michael Blichasz
American Workers' Advocate
Host of the Saturday Variety Program at 11 A.M.
& American Workers Radio, 11 A.M. Wednesdays
860 AM Radio WWDB • Philadelphia, PA
Commentary from Saturday, January 24, 2015

Restore Trade and Industrial Arts Programs

There continues to be an outstanding response to the American Workers Radio broadcasts discussing EDUCATION in America. Listeners agree that every junior high and high school student must be offered the opportunity to participate in TRADE programs like: Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning, Mechanics, Carpentry, Automotive, just to name a few as well as Industrial Arts Programs like: Engineering, Drafting, Clothing Design and Manufacturing, Furniture, Appliances, Welding and dozens of others that reflect life-long skills needed by America’s businesses.

25 years ago, junior high and high school students were offered academic courses as well as Trade and Industrial Arts programs during their regular school day. Today, America’s young people need to have access to trade programs that will offer them hands-on experience and future employment possibilities.

In the next few years there will be a critical need to replace skilled workers who will be retiring. If America does not have enough young workers to fill these jobs, this will be another reason for businesses to outsource manufacturing around the world and chose to downsize their domestic operations. We can’t allow this to happen so it is up to America’s taxpayers to contact their national and local elected officials and local school boards to voice their support for the restoration of Trade and Industrial Arts Programs in every school possible. When you call ask them for a written reply and let me know how you make out so I can share your responses with our supporters. Email me at:

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