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Too Many Brain Surgeons, Not Enough Machinists

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Author and expert in economic trends Joel Kotkin says too many people in Michigan go to four-year colleges and come out with a lot of debt and no marketable skills. What Michigan needs, he says, are more people with mid-level skills, not advanced degrees.

Check out the following online articles for more details:

http://michiganradio.org/post/too-many-brain-surgeons-not-enough-machinists

 

Last Updated on Monday, 26 September 2011 17:22  

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Efforts in the U.S. to create a uniform national apprenticeship system began in the 1920s during the boom days following WWI. At that time, immigration was heavily restricted, so fewer skilled workers came to the U.S. from other countries at a time when industry, especially the construction trades, needed more skilled labor than was available. These efforts would not come to fruition until 1934, in large part due to the crash of 1929 and the ensuing Great Depression.