Economics and similar, for the sleep-deprived
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Tuesday, October 18, 2011
Rarely is the question asked - is our children welding
Via Dean Baker, Thomas "Airmiles" Friedman reports on the travails of Caterpillar, Inc:
"We cannot find qualified hourly production people, and, for that matter, many technical, engineering service technicians, and even welders, and it is hurting our manufacturing base in the United States. The education system in the United States basically has failed them, and we have to retrain every person we hire."
Forced - forced! - to provide training for skilled staff! The American education system has failed - failed I say! - to provide an army of skilled welders and engineering service technicians, all lined up three deep and ready to work at whatever the CEO of Caterpillar decides is the going wage. What a total, total crock. The CEO really honestly believes that the idea of training his employees is bizarre behaviour akin to sexual perversion. No wonder the American teaching unions are asking for more money, if they're being asked to drag arc-welding kit from classroom to classroom, along with the textbooks.
this item posted by the management 10/18/2011 03:08:00 PM