Improve and specialize education, provide incentives for STEM & trades
The traditional education model of all students encouraged to pursue 4 year bachelor degrees is not the success model for today’s economy. We need to forge public/private partnerships to encourage students to specialize in scientific, technology, engineering and mathematical fields.
As well, some students with mechanical talents should be directed and incentivized towards trades like welding and auto mechanics, which can be completed on a certificate or associates basis in two or less years. This way the student gets into the work force quicker, without accumulating massive debts.