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, February 18, 2023

America's Students Need Us to Speak Up!

Everyone of us sees that America’s schools need to promote and educate students for the jobs that are currently needed in America. In the new world economy, basics like reading, writing and math skills certainly remain important, along with career paths in medicine, education, law, research and development, or operating a small business. HOWEVER, a lot more of America’s schools must offer trade classes like: plumbing, heating and air conditioning, welding, construction and manufacturing. These are jobs badly needed in America RIGHT NOW.

In addition to not offering skilled trade classes, the news media is not reporting the fact that 10,000 Americans are retiring from the workforce EVERY DAY. This means that the first 300 thousand new jobs announced each month represent people replacing retiring workers and not brand new job opportunities. The reality is that a large portion of the people retiring represent skilled trade jobs and there are fewer schools offering trade classes and fewer people graduating from America’s schools with the ability to replace America’s retiring workforce.

The need to expand the Trades and Industrial Arts Programs is very urgent and because this is the time of year when school boards are meeting to make budget plans for the next academic year, it is the opportunity for all taxpayers to contact school principals and school board members and ask for a written report on the type of programs they are offering to prepare students for today’s workforce. Remember, it’s every taxpayer’s dollars that help educate America’s young people in public schools, so don’t hesitate to ask questions and expect answers.

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