Utah Job Corps centers reach out to more female students

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  • DN Subscriber 2 SLC, UT
    Aug. 7, 2013 2:07 p.m.

    How many federally funded job skill training programs are there?
    What percentage of the graduates of each one are actually working in the field they trained for one, three and five years after graduation?
    What is the cost per student for each of the programs?

    While I am not fond of spending tax dollars doing what should have been done in the already paid for public school system, there is some benefit if the programs actually work and the graduates are employed and paying taxes after graduation.

    Now, identify every one of the programs which is marginally effective or ineffective and ELIMINATE it and every dollar of funding for it immediately. We are broke and in debt and cannot afford to throw away money on ineffective programs, and never should have.

    Same idea applies to every other federal program- identify all doing similar missions, rank their effectiveness and eliminate the ones that do not work. It's OUR tax dollars!

  • Springvillepoet Springville, UT
    Aug. 7, 2013 8:59 a.m.

    @ My2Cents:

    Job Core is a volunteer program. How do you equate supporting women who want to go into these technically oriented programs as "force[ing] women into male labor skills"? What exactly is wrong with encouraging women to look for re-defining what is or is not possible for them simply because the student happens to be a woman?

    My next question: What exactly makes "computer technology, automotive, carpentry, welding, electrical and plumbing" fall under so-called "male" skilled professions? Is it starting projects as a contractor and then leaving for a week before returning to finish the work? Is it overcharging? You see, stereotypes go both ways. I teach in a rural school in Nevada, and I have seen several young girls who are talented welders, not interested in the stereotypical female jobs. Why should they be told they can't pursue a career in welding? Because they are women?

    Utah. Land of opportunity so long as you meet the perceptions of antiquated gender roles which only exist in the mind. Forget about things like women building America's arsenal in WWII. Just be a secretary, dental assistant, or elementary teacher until you find a man.

  • My2Cents Taylorsville, UT
    Aug. 7, 2013 6:17 a.m.

    I find this repulsive and racist and profiling without regard to skills, abilities, or desire to pursue a career.

    And why is this opportunity better for women than men? That outright slanderous prejudices that is unfair to employers or students and workers rights.

    The job core should stick to teaching the class and not who is in the class. It is well known and documented that male oriented jobs and skills related to strength and endurance and skill are a matter of fact. This old idea of women and men are equal is lie. There are physical and mental restrictions, sexism in job ability is a valid animal trait.

    Its time to stop pretending men and women are equal in all things, it will never exist by law or species. Using sexist lies to force women into male labor skills is unsafe, criminal, and illegal, real corruption is women are underpaid for their skills and abilities.

    Jobs that are more suited to women's skills and abilities should get more pay for their skills is the problem government is letting slide. Government allows slave labor and women abuse on phony grounds of unskilled and its not fair to them.