A Blue Collar Job is a Good Job
Factory jobs continue to provide higher wages and benefits compared to other sectors, especially for those without a college degree. Now we just need to train Americans for these important jobs.
The United States is finally putting the manufacturing policy in place to strengthen and grow critical industrial capacity, and high-tech factories are being built all over the country. All those new factories will need workers to make them run, and these new advanced manufacturing jobs will require skills that deserve a good paycheck.
It’s time to rebuild the U.S. career and technical education system, providing opportunity for Americans to pursue well-paid career paths that don’t require a four-year college degree. This will be a long-term effort, requiring action from both the government and private business to succeed, and can include everything from labor-business partnerships to apprenticeship programs.