“It’s America First, you better believe it!”
This should make the former host of the Discovery Channel’s Dirty Jobs, Mike Rowe, a very happy man. Rowe has been working with school’s around the country to encourage more High School age students to pursue skilled jobs through vocational education, but for years liberals have argued that every American should be pursuing a college degree. Sadly, college degrees have become so devalued that nearly 50% of new college graduates are finding it very difficult to land jobs – meanwhile, America is suffering from a drought of skilled labor.
Enter President Trump and the “Buy American, Hire American” initiative.
Trump signed the “Buy American, Hire American” order during his visit to the Snap-on Tools headquarters in Kenosha, Wis. The president called the order “bold new steps” toward making good on his campaign promises to generate more jobs for out-of-work Americans.
Trump called the order “a powerful signal to the world” that “finally puts America first.”
“We are finally standing up for our workers and our companies,” Trump said.
— Fox News (@FoxNews) April 18, 2017
This is what President Trump had to say about his plan during a speech on Tuesday afternoon in Kenosha, Wisconsin at the Snap-on Tools factory.
Secretary DeVos is working to ensure that our workers are trained for the skilled technical jobs that will, in the future, power our country.
I’m excited to be joined today by students from Gateway Technical College. And remember, the college president, Brian Albrecht. Thank you. Great job.
Thank you very much. Thank you. Thank you, Brian.
Your partnership with Snap-on is a great example of why vocational education is the way of the future. When I was growing up in Queens, we had vocation schools. They were great. We don’t have schools like that so much anymore, but we’re bringing them back, vocational schools. These are very talented people that love that type of work. And it’s great work. It really is great work. So vocation schools are going to be a big factor in the Trump administration.
Together, we’re going to do everything in our power to make sure that more products are stamped with those wonderful words “Made in the USA.”
You can see his full speech below: