Travis Wagner works with a lathe at the new Ivy Tech Orthopedic and Advanced Manufacturing Training Center in Warsaw, Ind. Wagner, who lost his job with the RV maker Monaco Coach, in April 2008, said he's "less and less" confident that he'll be able to find work when he graduates next May.
As a machinist, I'd like to ask "WHY" they trained this guy to run a lathe. It's not like manufacturing hasn't been gutted in this country.
My answer comes later:
“It’s really a morass,” said Joe DiLaura, a former spokesman for the Indiana Department of Workforce Development now with the Friedman Foundation for Educational Choice in Indianapolis. “It’s not anything Indiana officials are doing. It’s the way the federal business is set up. Congress pours a boatload of money into a convoluted system of regional work force boards, which means a lot of staff and a lot of overhead. It’s well meaning, but I don’t know that it’s really getting the job done.”
That's your efficiently run government program folks!
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