~We all know that the economy is bad.
~We also know most people have to take student loans for college and have a tough time finding work after college, as well as paying them back.
~Many people argue that American businesses should not be outsourcing their manufacturing jobs to foreign nations, and that the jobs should be brought to America.
~America is known for corporations playing one of the most significant roles in it's economy. Most students I know see themselves getting into business as adults.
GETTING TO THE POINT
Should the United States' government encourage students to study trades and manufacturing, lower the costs of trade schools, and perhaps even offer federal scholarships to students? Perhaps some state governments should?
Why? I find that many people I see that get into business, AMONG OTHER THINGS, do it because their parents are in it so they sorta know what it's like, or they figure there are good opportunities in it, or they figure they'll be good at it and make a decent living, or other miscellaneous reasons. Of course that's not what the majority of people are doing, but still, there's a lot of them. And there sure are a lot of people dealing with student loans for a even decades after receiving a higher education.
I think if the government does encourage students to study trade and lower cost and etc, and perhaps even put tariffs on sending jobs over-seas, then students that are educated with a trade (welding, construction, etc) will have an easier time finding work and dealing with student loans, if any.
I understand that the reasons many corporations are so big is because they pay foreign workers very small wages and sell their products for high prices. MAJOR PROFITS. That's why their factories are in China, as well as other nations. I would imagine that in the event a tariff is made large enough that many corporations decide it's better to move factories to America, or if some law is passed to limit outsourced jobs, they would pay workers at least minimum wage ($7.25 last I checked). This is a pretty low salary to live on or at least start with, but one won't have to spend as long or maybe even as much money paying student loans back than if one went to a typical university or college. Also, again, trade students would have an easier time finding work, and if they work hard enough, maybe make a good salary.
Just something I was pondering.