Only 41% of students graduate in four years and just 59% in six years from universities, the rest drop out with no qualifications and tens of thousands of dollars of debt. Learning a trade at a Community College would give those students a career with no onerous debt obligations.
I am proposing to reintroduce vocational training for students interested in learning a trade that will give them the ability to function as valuable wealth creating citizens to meet the needs of the information economy. There are high paying jobs going vacant in healthcare, data sciences and other areas of the economy that need filling. To accomplish this education funding needs to be channeled to Community Colleges. This will reduce the ever-rising costs of higher education and the levels of student debt, currently running over one and a half trillion dollars.