Friday, October 28, 2011

Waiting with Baited Breath for Congress To Do The Right Thing

Each morning during the week, early in the morning, there is a parade of yellow school buses that zoom to their respective destinations to pick up their charges. If they do not go to their locations, children will have an extremely difficult time of getting to school on time. It is a financial and social contract one witnesses each morning as bus drivers attend to the duty and obligation of their job realizing that their efforts contribute to the future of others. Their charges are not easy. They can be extremely challenging and yet and still the school bus drivers know that their job is a link to making a facet of the educational system work.

Maintaining infrastructure is a link to the country being able to continue to function.

Twice the American Jobs Act comes up for a vote. Twice the Congress votes it down. It causes one to wonder are these elected officials breaking their financial and social contract with the American people?

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

A skilled workforce. What do they contribute?

A CTE school is a career and technical education school. A CTE school produces students who become proficient and gain mastery in academic skills, technical skills, and life skills. By life skills, I mean communication, technical skills, and interpersonal skills. Supporting the work of updating the infrastructure throughout each state in the glorious United States needs a skilled workforce in order to fix the electrical grid, or to fix the creaky bridges, or to fix the roads, or to fix the sewers and pipes.

A CTE school is the pipeline to a skilled workforce. Having students see a connection to additional post-secondary training in order to be eligible for a respectable job that leads to a middle class lifestyle is of immeasurable value. By passing the America Needs Jobs Bill, students will see the possible in action. Students would feel that their country is providing the support for them to be the key to a bright future in which manpower is used to turn the key to the U. S. economy.