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, March 16, 2019

A Follow-Up to Our Education Budget Appeal!

Special thanks to everyone helping us promote good Education and the expansion of the Trades and Industrial Arts Programs in America’s schools. Just 30 years ago, junior high and high school students were offered reading, writing, math, history and a variety of TRADE classes like: Plumbing, Electrical, Heating and Air Conditioning, Mechanics, Carpentry, Automotive, as well as Industrial Arts classes like: Engineering, Drafting, Clothing Design and Manufacturing, Welding, and dozens of others that reflect skills needed by America’s businesses.

Closing down so many of the trade programs over the years has hurt America’s students and added to the skilled workers shortage in the United States. With a new focus on the shortage of skilled workers in America, we look for America’s students to once again be exposed to many more aspects of education during their junior and high school years.

Additionally, every year there is a critical need to replace the skilled workers who are retiring. If America does not have enough young workers to fill jobs, businesses will continue to have reasons to outsource manufacturing around the world and downsize their domestic operations in the United States. We can’t allow this to continue, so it’s up to all of us to contact and urge national and local elected officials, local school boards, school superintendents and principals to expand the Trades and Industrial Arts Programs in every school possible.

When you make your calls, ask them for a written reply for your records.

I welcome you to share your responses with me so I can share them with our supporters.

As always, kindly spread the word and thanks for your participation.

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