posted on Nov, 23 2015 @ 10:51 PM
originally posted by: ReadLeader
We may need to solve problems not by removing the cause but by designing the way forward even if the cause remains in place -
education = $$$$$
Regardless where you receive the educational requirements for your craft. Unhappy? Make some changes; Here in the U.S. almost everyone that desires to
learn, can make it happen.
Hell, even a homeless man can earn a degree in the U.S.
It just seems to me as though there are more excuses than attempts these days.....
Note that in that mans story it took him 10 years to get a degree and a lot of aid from charity, he was hardly self made and while he did put in
effort it took 10 years for a 4 year degree and he's now at entry level at 61 years old. I wouldn't say he has a bright future ahead of himself.
Though I did look up his LinkedIn profile and am glad to see he's doing well.
I've been in the homeless situation before too. For my first degree I had to make the choice between having money for rent or tuition and I chose
tuition... in a town where it was illegal to be homeless, I got real good at finding places to hide from cops at night since my record is clean. For
the poor, there are educational opportunities out there, I've gotten a lot of help to get somewhat educated.
I'm always skeptical of the job training centers though. I've never used one, but I have taught the occasional class in them. Speaking just from
what I saw and what I taught (Office software), the training tends to be highly localized to just a few mid tier entry level employers in the area.
Now, this might not sound bad but from a mobility standpoint it's awful. If like me, you're in the poorest area of the country, these aren't skills
that offer you the ability to move and gain any social mobility, they just tie you to where you are.
I will be very surprised if these job training centers ever bring down the wages of people who are doing well. They take you out of fast food, give
you the most basic of skills, and sit you in an office for a wage that's not all that much different... maybe $15/hour instead of $10.
I'm an all of the above person with education reform... 4 years, 2 years, trade schools, job centers, and all the rest. It takes a multifaceted
approach to fix it. And while I see these job centers helping, if everyone goes the people who attend them are still going to be the least
overqualified people to stock shelves or flip burgers and that's exactly where they'll end back up.